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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Tocopilla in Chile

Earthquake location -21.9815S, -70.368WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.6 km (18 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006e00. Id of event: us70006e00. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/11/19 / 2019-11-28 00:23:15 / November 28, 2019 @ 12:23 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.368 West, latitude -21.9815 South, depth = 29.6 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:23:15 / 8:23 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 21 km (13 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve 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.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 21 km NW of Tocopilla, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.368° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.9815° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km NW 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 2019-11-28 00:23:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-28 01:11:11 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 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 0.514 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us70006e00 Id of event.
Event Code 70006e00 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006e00, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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