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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 10 km SW of Villarrica, Chile

Earthquake location -39.3536S, -72.3113WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Villarrica in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us60007iyd. Unique identifier: us60007iyd. The temblor was reported at 05:15:22 / 5:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 93.65 km, -72.3113° West, -39.3536° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 09:15:22 / January 29, 2020 @ 9:15 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93.65 km (58 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Temuco (c. 238 100 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Villarrica (c. 31 600 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Las Animas (c. 30 000 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Pucón (c. 27 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Lautaro (c. 21 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Nueva Imperial (c. 18 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Las Animas, Lautaro, Nueva Imperial. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 10 km SW of Villarrica, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.3113° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -39.3536° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km SW of Villarrica, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-29 09:15:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-29 10:20:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 272 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 0.689 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us60007iyd Id of event.
Event Code 60007iyd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007iyd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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