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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Arauco in Chile

Earthquake location -37.3012S, -73.6826WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Arauco in Chile. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:55:57 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.66 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -73.6826° West, latitude -37.3012° South, depth = 17.66 km. Id of earthquake: us10006qck. Event ids that are associated: us10006qck. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 03:55:57 / September 17, 2016 @ 3:55 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nacimiento, Penco, La Laja (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop).

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

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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: 32 km W of Arauco, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.6826° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.3012° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km W of Arauco, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-17 03:55:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-17 04:22:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 326 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 0.678 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us10006qck Id of event.
Event Code 10006qck An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qck, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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