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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Cartagena in Chile

Earthquake location -33.3827S, -71.3203WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Cartagena in Chile on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.73 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/20 / 2020-03-19 00:59:57 / March 19, 2020 @ 12:59 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:59:57 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70008bxw. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008bxw. Exact location of event, depth 49.73 km, -71.3203° West, -33.3827° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Andes, San Felipe, Puente Alto (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km NE of Cartagena, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3203° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.3827° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km NE of Cartagena, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-19 00:59:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-19 02:23:51 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 271 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 0.196 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70008bxw Id of event.
Event Code 70008bxw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008bxw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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