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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Linares in Chile

Earthquake location -35.863S, -71.4743WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Linares in Chile on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/12/17 / 2017-12-19 13:12:56 / December 19, 2017 @ 1:12 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000bt1l. Event ids that are associated: us1000bt1l. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 101.84 km (63 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:12:56 / 9:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.4743 West, latitude -35.863 South, depth = 101.84 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coihueco, Molina, Cauquenes (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Carlos (c. 31 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Parral (c. 26 900 pop). 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 11 km E of Linares, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.4743° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -35.863° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km E of Linares, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-12-19 13:12:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-12-19 14:48:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 272 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 0.109 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us1000bt1l Id of event.
Event Code 1000bt1l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000bt1l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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