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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.2065S, -71.4254WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.58 km (27 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a18f. Unique identifier: us2000a18f. The temblor was reported at 06:40:21 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 10:40:21 / July 26, 2017 @ 10:40 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.4254° West, -31.2065° South, depth 43.58 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Close 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. Every 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 five and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km NNW of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.4254° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.2065° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km NNW of Illapel, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-26 10:40:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-24 13:11:13 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 246 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 0.364 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 us2000a18f Id of event.
Event Code 2000a18f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a18f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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