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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Vallenar in Chile

Earthquake location -28.8113S, -71.5514WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. 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: 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 08:06:13 / March 18, 2018 @ 8:06 am. The temblor was reported at 04:06:13 / 4:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.58 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -71.5514 West, latitude -28.8113 South, depth = 17.58 km. Unique identifier: us1000d615. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d615.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km WSW of Vallenar, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5514° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.8113° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km WSW of Vallenar, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-18 08:06:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-18 08:24:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 259 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 0.736 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us1000d615 Id of event.
Event Code 1000d615 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d615, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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