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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near San Bernardo in Chile

Earthquake location -33.567S, -70.7621WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from San Bernardo in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -70.7621° West, -33.567° South, depth 86.72 km. Id of earthquake: us70009mvg. Event ids that are associated: us70009mvg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/20 / 2020-05-21 22:31:18 / May 21, 2020 @ 10:31 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 86.72 km (54 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 18:31:18 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 16 km (10 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Vicente, Valparaíso, Hacienda La Calera.

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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 5 km NW of San Bernardo, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.7621° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.567° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 86.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km NW of San Bernardo, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-21 22:31:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-21 22:55:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 26 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 364 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 0.175 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70009mvg Id of event.
Event Code 70009mvg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009mvg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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