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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag strikes near Quilpué in Chile

Earthquake location -33.047S, -71.4191WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Quilpué in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.34 km (35 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 08:41:04 / December 18, 2020 @ 8:41 am. The temblor was reported at 08:41:04 / 8:41 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000cs2h. Event ids that are associated: us7000cs2h. Exact location of earthquake, -71.4191° West, -33.047° South, depth 56.34 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago, Talagante, El Monte (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 2 km (1 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 4 km (3 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 2 km E of Quilpué, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.4191° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.047° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2 km E of Quilpué, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-18 08:41:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-19 05:29:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 234 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 0.184 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us7000cs2h Id of event.
Event Code 7000cs2h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cs2h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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