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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near San Felipe in Chile

Earthquake location -32.2164S, -70.2249WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from San Felipe in Chile on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -70.2249° West, latitude -32.2164° South, depth = 116.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/03/16 / 2016-03-27 04:00:19 / March 27, 2016 @ 4:00 am. Unique identifier: us20005cmy. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005cmy. The temblor was detected at 01:00:19 / 1:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 116.09 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Los Andes, San Felipe (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Los Andes (c. 56 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 76 km NE of San Felipe, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.2249° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.2164° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 116.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km NE of San Felipe, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-27 04:00:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-27 04:19:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 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 0.611 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us20005cmy Id of event.
Event Code 20005cmy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005cmy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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