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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.5447S, -71.868WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Illapel in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.868 West, latitude -31.5447 South, depth = 27.69 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/18 / 2018-02-19 00:21:10 / February 19, 2018 @ 12:21 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.69 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000d4g3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000d4g3. The temblor was detected at 19:21:10 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 fifty-four 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.

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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: 67 km W of Illapel, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.868° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.5447° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km W of Illapel, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-19 00:21:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-19 00:53:11 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 284 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 0.816 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us2000d4g3 Id of event.
Event Code 2000d4g3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d4g3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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