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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.7438S, -71.5149WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 01:09:55 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.5 km (28 miles). Global time and date of event 28/01/20 / 2020-01-28 05:09:55 / January 28, 2020 @ 5:09 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.5149 West, latitude -31.7438 South, depth = 44.5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us60007hxy. Unique identifier: us60007hxy.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).

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 fourty-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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km WSW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5149° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7438° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km WSW of Illapel, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-28 05:09:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-03 12:45:38 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 298 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 0.548 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 156 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 us60007hxy Id of event.
Event Code 60007hxy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007hxy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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