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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Cauquenes in Chile

Earthquake location -36.1337S, -72.7887WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Cauquenes in Chile. Event id: us1000jjz9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jjz9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/03/19 / 2019-03-21 20:34:35 / March 21, 2019 @ 8:34 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.46 km (31 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -72.7887 West, latitude -36.1337 South, depth = 49.46 km. The temblor was reported at 16:34:35 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chiguayante, Parral, San Carlos (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 45 km WSW of Cauquenes, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.7887° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -36.1337° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km WSW of Cauquenes, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-03-21 20:34:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-21 23:50:10 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 284 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 0.693 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us1000jjz9 Id of event.
Event Code 1000jjz9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jjz9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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