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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Paine in Chile

Earthquake location -33.9076S, -70.3708WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Paine in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104.47 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -70.3708 West, latitude -33.9076 South, depth = 104.47 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:27:35 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000j6xi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000j6xi. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/19 / 2019-01-21 20:27:35 / January 21, 2019 @ 8:27 pm UTC/GMT.

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Peñaflor (c. 65 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Vicente, Lampa, Melipilla (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km ESE of Paine, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.3708° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.9076° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km ESE of Paine, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-21 20:27:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-21 20:50:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 355 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 0.148 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 60 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 us2000j6xi Id of event.
Event Code 2000j6xi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000j6xi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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