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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.4679S, -71.683WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:43:52 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us600061xj. Ids that are associated to the event: us600061xj. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.63 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/19 / 2019-10-23 18:43:52 / October 23, 2019 @ 6:43 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -71.683 West, latitude -31.4679 South, depth = 39.63 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 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 two and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km WNW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.683° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.4679° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km 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 2019-10-23 18:43:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-23 20:03:40 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 340 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 0.64 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 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 us600061xj Id of event.
Event Code 600061xj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600061xj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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