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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Rauco in Chile

Earthquake location -34.9131S, -71.7234WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Rauco in Chile on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us7000c6pq. Event ids that are associated: us7000c6pq. Exact location of earthquake, -71.7234° West, -34.9131° South, depth 59.87 km. The temblor was detected at 09:52:38 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 59.87 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/10/20 / 2020-10-28 09:52:38 / October 28, 2020 @ 9:52 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Vicente, Constitución, San Javier (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (36 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 37 km W of Rauco, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7234° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -34.9131° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37 km W of Rauco, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-28 09:52:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-28 10:20:50 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 259 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 0.195 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us7000c6pq Id of event.
Event Code 7000c6pq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000c6pq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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