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Minor World Earthquakes Magnitude -3.9

Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag strikes near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile

Earthquake location -22.9315S, -68.7174WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.7174 West, latitude -22.9315 South, depth = 114.06 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/03/19 / 2019-03-22 18:14:54 / March 22, 2019 @ 6:14 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.06 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:14:54 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jker. Id of event: us1000jker.

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 51 km W of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7174° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.9315° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km W 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 2019-03-22 18:14:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-24 22:18:20 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 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 234 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 0.496 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us1000jker Id of event.
Event Code 1000jker An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jker, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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