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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Tocopilla in Chile

Earthquake location -21.3087S, -69.8881WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. Id of earthquake: us60008au9. Event ids that are associated: us60008au9. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.36 km (31 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:50:34 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/20 / 2020-03-06 05:50:34 / March 6, 2020 @ 5:50 am. Exact location of event, longitude -69.8881 West, latitude -21.3087 South, depth = 49.36 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop).

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

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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: 92 km NNE of Tocopilla, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.8881° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.3087° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 92km NNE of Tocopilla, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-06 05:50:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-06 06:24:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 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 343 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 0.013 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us60008au9 Id of event.
Event Code 60008au9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008au9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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