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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile



Earthquake location -22.6494S, -67.609WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 69 km ENE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (43 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 07:58:29 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/17 / 2017-10-17 11:58:29 / October 17, 2017 @ 11:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -67.609° West, latitude -22.6494° South, depth = 163.69 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 163.69 km (102 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000at8k. Event ids that are associated: us1000at8k.

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-nine 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km ENE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.609° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.6494° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 163.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km ENE of San Pedro de Atacama, 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 11:58:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-17 12:23:59 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 0.606 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 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 us1000at8k Id of event.
Event Code 1000at8k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000at8k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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