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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag was detected near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.7531S, -71.5907WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5907 West, latitude -31.7531 South, depth = 41.87 km. Global time and date of event 14/04/18 / 2018-04-14 04:04:41 / April 14, 2018 @ 4:04 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:04:41 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.87 km (26 miles). Event id: us2000e033. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e033.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 42 km WSW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5907° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7531° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km WSW 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 2018-04-14 04:04:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-14 04:19:15 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 2 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 340 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 0.744 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 157 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 us2000e033 Id of event.
Event Code 2000e033 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000e033, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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