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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 12 km E of Molina, Chile

Earthquake location -35.1335S, -71.1496WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Molina in Chile on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/12/18 / 2018-12-16 19:47:46 / December 16, 2018 @ 7:47 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -71.1496 West, latitude -35.1335 South, depth = 105 km. Id of earthquake: us2000iu6n. Event ids that are associated: us2000iu6n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:47:46 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 105 km (65 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Linares, Rengo, San Vicente (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 12 km E of Molina, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.1496° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -35.1335° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 105 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km E of Molina, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-16 19:47:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-14 17:08:49 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 271 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 0.455 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us2000iu6n Id of event.
Event Code 2000iu6n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iu6n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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