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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 47 km NNE of Vicuna, Chile

Earthquake location -29.6214S, -70.5709WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Vicuna in Chile on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/18 / 2018-09-26 19:13:01 / September 26, 2018 @ 7:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96.93 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h2w1. Id of event: us1000h2w1. Exact location of event, longitude -70.5709 West, latitude -29.6214 South, depth = 96.93 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:13:01 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coquimbo, La Serena, Vicuña (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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: 47 km NNE of Vicuna, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.5709° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.6214° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km NNE of Vicuna, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-26 19:13:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-26 23:21:46 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 0.545 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us1000h2w1 Id of event.
Event Code 1000h2w1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h2w1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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