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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 57 km SSE of Copiapo, Chile



Earthquake location -27.817S, -70.0535WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Copiapo in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.0535 West, latitude -27.817 South, depth = 101.6 km. Unique identifier: us10008wqf. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008wqf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 18:56:22 / 6:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 22:56:22 / May 30, 2017 @ 10:56 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 101.6 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó.

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 nine 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 earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 57 km SSE of Copiapo, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.0535° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.817° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km SSE of Copiapo, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-30 22:56:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-01 05:43:34 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 0.274 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us10008wqf Id of event.
Event Code 10008wqf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wqf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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