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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Santa Cruz in Chile

Earthquake location -34.7971S, -71.8098WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/19 / 2019-05-23 00:59:25 / May 23, 2019 @ 12:59 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us60003qzn. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003qzn. Exact location of event, longitude -71.8098 West, latitude -34.7971 South, depth = 48.09 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.09 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 20:59:25 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Javier, San Clemente, Constitución (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 44 km WSW of Santa Cruz, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8098° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -34.7971° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km WSW of Santa Cruz, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-23 00:59:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-23 03:41:44 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 2.2 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 259 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 0.722 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60003qzn Id of event.
Event Code 60003qzn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003qzn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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