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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Monte Patria in Chile



Earthquake location -30.9359S, -71.0813WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Monte Patria in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 80.17 km (50 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:47:00 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.0813 West, latitude -30.9359 South, depth = 80.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20009mys. Event ids that are associated: us20009mys. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/06/17 / 2017-06-16 09:47:00 / June 16, 2017 @ 9:47 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Questions or comments?

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. 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: 29 km SSW of Monte Patria, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.0813° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.9359° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km SSW of Monte Patria, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-16 09:47:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-16 10:02:07 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 298 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 0.275 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 106 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 us20009mys Id of event.
Event Code 20009mys An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009mys, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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