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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Bulnes in Chile

Earthquake location -36.4566S, -72.5418WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Bulnes in Chile on Thursday. Global time and date of event 20/10/16 / 2016-10-20 04:38:17 / October 20, 2016 @ 4:38 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 00:38:17 / 12:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -72.5418° West, -36.4566° South, depth 52.7 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.7 km (33 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20007fil. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20007fil.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Longaví, La Laja, Lota (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop). 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 two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 38 km NW of Bulnes, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.5418° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -36.4566° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km NW of Bulnes, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-20 04:38:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-20 22:48:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 299 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 0.597 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us20007fil Id of event.
Event Code 20007fil An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007fil, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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