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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 27 km WSW of Canete, Chile

Earthquake location -37.9104S, -73.683WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Canete in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/09/17 / 2017-09-21 07:12:39 / September 21, 2017 @ 7:12 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:12:39 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000asd1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000asd1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.683 West, latitude -37.9104 South, depth = 6.87 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.87 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nacimiento, Carahue, Traiguén (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Nacimiento (c. 21 200 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Traiguén (c. 14 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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: 27 km WSW of Canete, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.683° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.9104° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km WSW of Canete, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-21 07:12:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-21 07:28:52 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 354 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 1.225 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us2000asd1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000asd1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000asd1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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