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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Los Andes in Chile

Earthquake location -33.0776S, -70.2349WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Los Andes in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 111.86 km (70 miles). Event id: us70006s0c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70006s0c. The temblor was reported at 18:40:02 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 22:40:02 / December 28, 2019 @ 10:40 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -70.2349° West, -33.0776° South, depth 111.86 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Peñaflor (c. 65 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paine, Talagante, Buin. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. 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: 43 km SE of Los Andes, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.2349° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.0776° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km SE of Los Andes, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-28 22:40:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-28 23:19:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 299 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 0.337 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us70006s0c Id of event.
Event Code 70006s0c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006s0c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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