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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Putre in Chile

Earthquake location -18.1771S, -69.5121WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Putre in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/11/19 / 2019-11-21 04:52:19 / November 21, 2019 @ 4:52 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006atx. Id of event: us70006atx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129.39 km (80 miles). Exact location, longitude -69.5121° West, latitude -18.1771° South, depth = 129.39 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:52:19 / 12:52 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arica, Tacna. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 5 km ENE of Putre, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.5121° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.1771° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 129.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km ENE of Putre, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-21 04:52:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-11 03:12:22 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 246 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 0.157 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us70006atx Id of event.
Event Code 70006atx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006atx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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