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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Tocopilla in Chile



Earthquake location -22.5374S, -70.7056WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.7056 West, latitude -22.5374 South, depth = 10.06 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.06 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/11/17 / 2017-11-27 04:21:13 / November 27, 2017 @ 4:21 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:21:13 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000buqi. Id of event: us2000buqi.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 71 km SW of Tocopilla, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.7056° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.5374° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SW of Tocopilla, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-11-27 04:21:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-27 04:47:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 0.553 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us2000buqi Id of event.
Event Code 2000buqi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000buqi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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