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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near San Antonio in Chile



Earthquake location -33.7369S, -72.6395WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 95 kilometers (59 miles) from San Antonio in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/07/17 / 2017-07-14 11:41:15 / July 14, 2017 @ 11:41 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009was. Id of event: us20009was. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:41:15 / 6:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.6395° West, -33.7369° South.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Cartagena (c. 16 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cartagena, San Antonio (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 95 km W of San Antonio, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.6395° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.7369° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 95km W of San Antonio, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-14 11:41:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-14 13:36:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 326 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 0.858 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us20009was Id of event.
Event Code 20009was An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009was, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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