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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Canete in Chile

Earthquake location -38.1424S, -73.9921WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Canete in Chile on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 00:25:34 / August 12, 2018 @ 12:25 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.14 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -73.9921° West, latitude -38.1424° South, depth = 30.14 km. The temblor was detected at 19:25:34 / 7:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000g726. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g726.

Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lebu, Cañete. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 64 km SW of Canete, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.9921° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.1424° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km SW of Canete, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-12 00:25:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-26 04:07:13 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 0.8 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us1000g726 Id of event.
Event Code 1000g726 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g726, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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