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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Melipilla in Chile

Earthquake location -33.9555S, -71.475WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Melipilla in Chile on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.71 km (33 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.475° West, -33.9555° South, depth 52.71 km. Unique identifier: us10005fpe. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005fpe. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:22:21 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 07/05/16 / 2016-05-07 07:22:21 / May 7, 2016 @ 7:22 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago, Lampa, Chimbarongo. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km SW of Melipilla, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.475° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.9555° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km SW of Melipilla, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-07 07:22:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-07 07:48:11 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 312 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 0.207 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us10005fpe Id of event.
Event Code 10005fpe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005fpe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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