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Minor earthquake 3.9 mag, 20 km SE of Los Andes, Chile

Earthquake location -32.984S, -70.477WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Los Andes in Chile on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -70.477 West, latitude -32.984 South, depth = 15.1 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/09/15 / 2015-09-09 18:00:10 / September 9, 2015 @ 6:00 pm. Id of earthquake: us20003hkr. Event ids that are associated: us20003hkr. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:00:10 / 3:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.1 km (9 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Buin, Talagante, Villa Alemana (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 20 km SE of Los Andes, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.477° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.984° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SE of Los Andes, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-09 18:00:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-09 23:19:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 235 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us20003hkr Id of event.
Event Code 20003hkr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003hkr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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