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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Talcahuano in Chile

Earthquake location -36.4039S, -73.7214WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Talcahuano in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/07/18 / 2018-07-05 17:41:12 / July 5, 2018 @ 5:41 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -73.7214° West, -36.4039° South. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:41:12 / 12:41 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000fxmf. Id of event: us2000fxmf. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coronel, Chiguayante, Concepción (min 5000 pop).

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. 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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 64 km WNW of Talcahuano, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.7214° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -36.4039° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km WNW of Talcahuano, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-07-05 17:41:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-11 22:56:05 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 246 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 1.972 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 198 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000fxmf Id of event.
Event Code 2000fxmf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000fxmf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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