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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 37 km WNW of Chonchi, Chile

Earthquake location -42.506S, -74.2415WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Chonchi in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/08/18 / 2018-08-09 07:18:44 / August 9, 2018 @ 7:18 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.69 km (15 miles). Unique identifier: us1000g5nu. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g5nu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -74.2415 West, latitude -42.506 South, depth = 23.69 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:18:44 / 3:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Quellón, Ancud, Chonchi (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Ancud (c. 28 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 37 km WNW of Chonchi, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.2415° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -42.506° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 2018-08-09 07:18:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-09 20:41:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 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 272 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 0.539 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 193 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 us1000g5nu Id of event.
Event Code 1000g5nu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g5nu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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