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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 41 km WNW of Illapel, Chile

Earthquake location -31.4316S, -71.5317WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Event id: us1000ecyp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ecyp. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/05/18 / 2018-05-27 15:18:01 / May 27, 2018 @ 3:18 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.92 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -71.5317 West, latitude -31.4316 South, depth = 40.92 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:18:01 / 11:18 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 41 km WNW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5317° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.4316° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km WNW 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 2018-05-27 15:18:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-27 16:26:29 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 326 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 0.508 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us1000ecyp Id of event.
Event Code 1000ecyp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ecyp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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