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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near La Ligua in Chile

Earthquake location -32.5553S, -71.0923WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.33 km (46 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:40:41 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/17 / 2017-10-17 10:40:41 / October 17, 2017 @ 10:40 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.0923 West, latitude -32.5553 South, depth = 73.33 km. Unique identifier: us1000at8a. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000at8a.

Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chicureo Abajo, Salamanca, Lampa (min 5000 pop). 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 17 km SE of La Ligua, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.0923° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.5553° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 73.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km SE of La Ligua, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-10-17 10:40:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-17 11:27:28 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 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 0.424 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us1000at8a Id of event.
Event Code 1000at8a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000at8a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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