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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Vallenar in Chile



Earthquake location -28.6648S, -71.6388WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -71.6388 West, latitude -28.6648 South, depth = 19.49 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:41:11 / 10:41 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008pju. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008pju. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.49 km (12 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 03:41:11 / May 5, 2017 @ 3:41 am.

Event epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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-four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km W of Vallenar, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6388° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.6648° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km W 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 2017-05-05 03:41:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-05 04:01:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 340 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 0.676 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us10008pju Id of event.
Event Code 10008pju An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008pju, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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