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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Hacienda La Calera in Chile



Earthquake location -32.7476S, -71.3704WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Hacienda La Calera in Chile on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:56:26 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 09:56:26 / March 21, 2018 @ 9:56 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.67 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d70s. Id of event: us1000d70s. Exact location, longitude -71.3704° West, latitude -32.7476° South, depth = 41.67 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cartagena, Chicureo Abajo, Lampa (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km WNW of Hacienda La Calera, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3704° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.7476° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km WNW of Hacienda La Calera, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-21 09:56:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-21 10:19:23 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 2.9 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 0.195 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us1000d70s Id of event.
Event Code 1000d70s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d70s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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