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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Vallenar in Chile



Earthquake location -28.4406S, -71.4556WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:26:38 / 5:26 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 28.8 km, -71.4556° West, -28.4406° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.8 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 21:26:38 / April 15, 2017 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008hzb. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008hzb.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km WNW of Vallenar, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.4556° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.4406° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km WNW of Vallenar, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-15 21:26:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 21:51:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.41 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008hzb Id of event.
Event Code 10008hzb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008hzb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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