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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 41 km WNW of Lebu, Chile

Earthquake location -37.4597S, -74.0738WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Lebu in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -74.0738° West, -37.4597° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000cdhv. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000cdhv. Global time and date of event 01/02/18 / 2018-02-01 00:12:56 / February 1, 2018 @ 12:12 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 19:12:56 / 7:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coronel, Lota, Arauco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 41 km WNW of Lebu, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.0738° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.4597° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km WNW of Lebu, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-01 00:12:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-01 00:33:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 370 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 1.001 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 136 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000cdhv Id of event.
Event Code 1000cdhv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000cdhv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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