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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 31 km SE of Linares, Chile

Earthquake location -36.0522S, -71.3473WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Linares in Chile. Exact location, longitude -71.3473° West, latitude -36.0522° South, depth = 105.22 km. Unique identifier: us2000dyu5. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dyu5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:50:43 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 105.22 km (65 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/04/18 / 2018-04-12 11:50:43 / April 12, 2018 @ 11:50 am.

Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Carlos (c. 31 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Parral (c. 26 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chillán, Cauquenes, Coihueco. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 31 km SE of Linares, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3473° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -36.0522° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SE of Linares, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-12 11:50:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-20 10:59:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 298 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 0.294 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us2000dyu5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000dyu5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dyu5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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