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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 13 km S of Los Andes, Chile

Earthquake location -32.9591S, -70.6112WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Los Andes in Chile. Id of earthquake: us10004ceg. Event ids that are associated: us10004ceg. The temblor was detected at 15:41:01 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 87.96 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 18:41:01 / January 8, 2016 @ 6:41 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -70.6112 West, latitude -32.9591 South, depth = 87.96 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Paine, Valparaíso, Viña del Mar (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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. 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: 13 km S of Los Andes, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.6112° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.9591° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 87.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km S 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 2016-01-08 18:41:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-08 22:56:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 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 327 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 0.191 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us10004ceg Id of event.
Event Code 10004ceg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ceg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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