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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Lebu in Chile

Earthquake location -37.4535S, -74.2285WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Lebu in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000cz5w. Event ids that are associated: us2000cz5w. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -74.2285 West, latitude -37.4535 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/02/18 / 2018-02-08 21:58:36 / February 8, 2018 @ 9:58 pm. The temblor was reported at 16:58:36 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arauco, Cañete, Curanilahue (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 54 km WNW of Lebu, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.2285° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.4535° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km 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 2018-02-08 21:58:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-08 22:14:54 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 298 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 1.088 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 138 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 us2000cz5w Id of event.
Event Code 2000cz5w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cz5w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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