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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Tocopilla in Chile

Earthquake location -22.3726S, -69.8825WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ifs. Id of event: us10008ifs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:14:29 / 5:14 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 21:14:29 / April 17, 2017 @ 9:14 pm. Exact location of event, depth 65.21 km, -69.8825° West, -22.3726° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 65.21 km (41 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama, Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 44 km SE of Tocopilla, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.8825° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.3726° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 65.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km SE of Tocopilla, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-17 21:14:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-17 21:41:42 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 369 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 0.249 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008ifs Id of event.
Event Code 10008ifs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ifs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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