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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile

Earthquake location -22.6353S, -68.5254WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/18 / 2018-10-18 23:42:07 / October 18, 2018 @ 11:42 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:42:07 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.96 km (63 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000he6x. Unique identifier: us1000he6x. Exact location of event, longitude -68.5254 West, latitude -22.6353 South, depth = 101.96 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km NW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5254° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.6353° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km NW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-18 23:42:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-19 00:02:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 340 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 0.357 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us1000he6x Id of event.
Event Code 1000he6x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000he6x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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