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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 13 km NE of Lebu, Chile

Earthquake location -37.5421S, -73.527WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Lebu in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007e27. Id of event: us20007e27. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/16 / 2016-10-14 10:58:12 / October 14, 2016 @ 10:58 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:58:12 / 6:58 am (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 35 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude -73.527° West, latitude -37.5421° South, depth = 35 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Concepción, Chiguayante, La Laja.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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 NE of Lebu, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.527° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.5421° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km NE of Lebu, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-14 10:58:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-14 11:30:49 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 298 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 0.837 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20007e27 Id of event.
Event Code 20007e27 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007e27, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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