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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near La Ligua in Chile

Earthquake location -32.2328S, -71.0021WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 69.65 km (43 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/11/17 / 2017-11-26 22:15:13 / November 26, 2017 @ 10:15 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -71.0021° West, -32.2328° South, depth 69.65 km. Unique identifier: us2000bumt. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bumt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:15:13 / 6:15 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Viña del Mar, Quilpué, Villa Alemana. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Los Andes (c. 56 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 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: 32 km NE of La Ligua, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.0021° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.2328° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km NE 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 2017-11-26 22:15:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-26 22:44:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 31 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 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 386 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 0.652 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us2000bumt Id of event.
Event Code 2000bumt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bumt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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