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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Vallenar in Chile

Earthquake location -28.4719S, -71.2651WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.79 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 21:30:26 / August 2, 2017 @ 9:30 pm. Exact location, longitude -71.2651° West, latitude -28.4719° South, depth = 40.79 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:30:26 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10009j2p. Id of event: us10009j2p.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 50 km WNW of Vallenar, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.2651° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.4719° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km WNW of Vallenar, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-02 21:30:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-02 21:50:35 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 284 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 0.315 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us10009j2p Id of event.
Event Code 10009j2p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10009j2p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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