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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Santa Cruz in Chile



Earthquake location -34.723S, -71.8493WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8493 West, latitude -34.723 South, depth = 41.03 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000955f. Unique identifier: us1000955f. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/06/17 / 2017-06-29 08:16:52 / June 29, 2017 @ 8:16 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.03 km (25 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:16:52 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Clemente, Constitución, Talca (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Chimbarongo (c. 17 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km WSW of Santa Cruz, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8493° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -34.723° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km WSW of Santa Cruz, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-29 08:16:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-29 08:40:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 312 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 0.293 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us1000955f Id of event.
Event Code 1000955f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000955f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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