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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Iquique in Chile



Earthquake location -19.6822S, -70.2471WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us20009yah. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009yah. The temblor was reported at 19:06:57 / 7:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -70.2471 West, latitude -19.6822 South, depth = 50.12 km. Global time and date of event 19/07/17 / 2017-07-19 23:06:57 / July 19, 2017 @ 11:06 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.12 km (31 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 61 km (38 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 60 km N of Iquique, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.2471° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.6822° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km N of Iquique, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-19 23:06:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-04 02:24:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 259 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 0.595 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us20009yah Id of event.
Event Code 20009yah An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009yah, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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