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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Iquique in Chile

Earthquake location -20.3979S, -69.0003WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 120 km E of Iquique, Chile (75 miles) on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i4xl. Id of event: us2000i4xl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.07 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 17:15:40 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.0003 West, latitude -20.3979 South, depth = 106.07 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/10/18 / 2018-10-31 21:15:40 / October 31, 2018 @ 9:15 pm.

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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-eight 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. 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: 120 km E of Iquique, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.0003° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.3979° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 120km E of Iquique, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-10-31 21:15:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-31 22:59:55 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 0.293 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 44 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 us2000i4xl Id of event.
Event Code 2000i4xl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000i4xl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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