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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 31 km WNW of Chonchi, Chile

Earthquake location -42.5533S, -74.1857WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Chonchi in Chile on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000dutq. Event ids that are associated: us2000dutq. The temblor was detected at 02:32:40 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -74.1857° West, latitude -42.5533° South, depth = 21.97 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.97 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/04/18 / 2018-04-05 06:32:40 / April 5, 2018 @ 6:32 am.

Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Ancud (c. 28 000 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ancud, Puerto Quellón, Castro. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km WNW of Chonchi, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.1857° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.5533° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km WNW of Chonchi, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-05 06:32:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-05 06:48:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 0.533 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us2000dutq Id of event.
Event Code 2000dutq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dutq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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