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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 44 km W of Diego de Almagro, Chile

Earthquake location -26.3504S, -70.4918WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Diego de Almagro in Chile on Friday. The temblor was reported at 04:31:55 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 08:31:55 / December 20, 2019 @ 8:31 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 59.5 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 59.5 km, -70.4918° West, -26.3504° South. Id of earthquake: us70006nzg. Event ids that are associated: us70006nzg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Diego de Almagro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Diego de Almagro (c. 18 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 44 km W of Diego de Almagro, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.4918° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -26.3504° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km W of Diego de Almagro, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-20 08:31:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-12 07:36:51 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 0.223 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us70006nzg Id of event.
Event Code 70006nzg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006nzg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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