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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Tocopilla in Chile

Earthquake location -21.9945S, -70.3962WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. The temblor was detected at 13:09:23 / 1:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.6 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -70.3962 West, latitude -21.9945 South, depth = 35.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600044vy. Id of event: us600044vy. Global time and date of event 23/06/19 / 2019-06-23 17:09:23 / June 23, 2019 @ 5:09 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop).

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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 23 km WNW of Tocopilla, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.3962° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.9945° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km WNW of Tocopilla, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-23 17:09:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-23 17:20:50 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 326 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 0.599 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 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 us600044vy Id of event.
Event Code 600044vy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600044vy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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