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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Copiapo in Chile



Earthquake location -27.8028S, -71.0685WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Copiapo in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.0685 West, latitude -27.8028 South, depth = 29.3 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/06/17 / 2017-06-04 00:07:28 / June 4, 2017 @ 12:07 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.3 km (18 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009kjl. Id of event: us20009kjl. The temblor was picked up at 20:07:28 / 8:07 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar, Copiapó (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 87 km SW of Copiapo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.0685° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.8028° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km SW 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 2017-06-04 00:07:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-04 00:41:10 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 4.1 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 285 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 0.4 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 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 us20009kjl Id of event.
Event Code 20009kjl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009kjl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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