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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 62 km NW of Lebu, Chile



Earthquake location -37.2128S, -74.1406WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Lebu in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -74.1406 West, latitude -37.2128 South, depth = 7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ap6b. Unique identifier: us2000ap6b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 7 km (4 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:12:09 / 12:12 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 17:12:09 / September 16, 2017 @ 5:12 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cañete, Coronel, Lota. Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 62 km NW of Lebu, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.1406° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.2128° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km NW of Lebu, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-16 17:12:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-16 17:28:25 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 0.891 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us2000ap6b Id of event.
Event Code 2000ap6b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ap6b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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