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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag was detected near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.1302S, -71.6577WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bj1r. Id of event: us2000bj1r. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/11/17 / 2017-11-06 00:13:24 / November 6, 2017 @ 12:13 am. The temblor was picked up at 20:13:24 / 8:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.6577 West, latitude -31.1302 South, depth = 45.38 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.38 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Ovalle, Illapel (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km NW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6577° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.1302° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km NW of Illapel, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-06 00:13:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-06 00:55:26 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 211 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 0.455 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us2000bj1r Id of event.
Event Code 2000bj1r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bj1r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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