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Light earthquake 4 mag, 39 km SSW of Canete, Chile

Earthquake location -38.1S, -73.6415WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Canete in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.6415 West, latitude -38.1 South, depth = 21.25 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:34:30 / 11:34 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000ax4l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ax4l. Global time and date of event 26/10/17 / 2017-10-26 15:34:30 / October 26, 2017 @ 3:34 pm UTC/GMT. 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 21.25 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Angol, Traiguén, Carahue (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (55 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Traiguén (c. 14 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Carahue (c. 11 900 pop). 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 39 km SSW of Canete, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.6415° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.1° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SSW 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 2017-10-26 15:34:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-10-26 18:52:25 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 0.717 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us1000ax4l Id of event.
Event Code 1000ax4l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ax4l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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