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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Puente Alto in Chile

Earthquake location -33.59S, -70.1WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Puente Alto in Chile on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/12/16 / 2016-12-05 16:57:05 / December 5, 2016 @ 4:57 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -70.1° West, -33.59° South, depth 111.8 km. Id of earthquake: us10007ezd. Event ids that are associated: us10007ezd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111.8 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:57:05 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rancagua, Machalí, El Monte (min 5000 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 44 km E of Puente Alto, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.1° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.59° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km E of Puente Alto, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-05 16:57:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-05 19:42:31 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us10007ezd Id of event.
Event Code 10007ezd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ezd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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