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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Taltal in Chile

Earthquake location -25.2973S, -70.9016WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Taltal in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dhke. Id of event: us7000dhke. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/03/21 / 2021-03-10 01:50:19 / March 10, 2021 @ 1:50 am. Exact location, longitude -70.9016° West, latitude -25.2973° South, depth = 40.44 km. The temblor was detected at 01:50:19 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.44 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taltal.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km WNW of Taltal, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.9016° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -25.2973° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43 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 2021-03-10 01:50:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-10 02:07:24 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 271 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 0.806 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 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 us7000dhke Id of event.
Event Code 7000dhke An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dhke, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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