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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Taltal in Chile

Earthquake location -25.2305S, -71.0411WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Taltal in Chile on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.0411 West, latitude -25.2305 South, depth = 41.18 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dgyq. Unique identifier: us6000dgyq. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 11:36:37 / February 12, 2021 @ 11:36 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.18 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:36:37 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taltal.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 59 km WNW of Taltal, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.0411° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -25.2305° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59 km WNW of Taltal, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-12 11:36:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-14 15:03:12 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 284 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 0.834 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 147 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 us6000dgyq Id of event.
Event Code 6000dgyq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dgyq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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