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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.5352S, -71.5026WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Unique identifier: us700047l0. Ids that are associated to the event: us700047l0. Global time and date of event 30/06/19 / 2019-06-30 05:50:59 / June 30, 2019 @ 5:50 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:50:59 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.06 km (26 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5026 West, latitude -31.5352 South, depth = 41.06 km.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel. The epicenter was 33 km (21 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 33 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5026° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.5352° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km WNW of Illapel, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-30 05:50:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-30 07:30:40 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 312 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 0.542 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.34 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us700047l0 Id of event.
Event Code 700047l0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700047l0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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