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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Talca in Chile



Earthquake location -35.4236S, -71.6227WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 4 kilometers (2 miles) from Talca in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 84.31 km (52 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 09:11:17 / May 20, 2017 @ 9:11 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:11:17 / 5:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.6227° West, -35.4236° South, depth 84.31 km. Event id: us10008ts8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ts8.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 3 km (2 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Cruz, Cauquenes, Parral.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 4 km ENE of Talca, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6227° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -35.4236° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 84.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km ENE of Talca, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-20 09:11:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-20 09:37:51 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 259 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 0.377 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us10008ts8 Id of event.
Event Code 10008ts8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ts8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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