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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Copiapó in Chile

Earthquake location -27.2918S, -70.9142WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Copiapó in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.48 km (21 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 16:54:06 / October 18, 2020 @ 4:54 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000c980. Event ids that are associated: us6000c980. The temblor was reported at 16:54:06 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.9142° West, -27.2918° South, depth 33.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 58 km W of Copiapó, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.9142° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.2918° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58 km W of Copiapó, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-18 16:54:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-18 18:42:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 354 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 0.168 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us6000c980 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c980 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c980, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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