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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 42 km WNW of Copiapo, Chile



Earthquake location -27.2617S, -70.7469WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 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, depth 47.42 km, -70.7469° West, -27.2617° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009p5u. Unique identifier: us20009p5u. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.42 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 00:43:40 / June 23, 2017 @ 12:43 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:43:40 / 8:43 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Copiapó (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 42 km WNW of Copiapo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.7469° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.2617° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km WNW 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 2017-06-23 00:43:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-23 01:01:38 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 271 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 0.361 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us20009p5u Id of event.
Event Code 20009p5u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009p5u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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