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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 37 km W of Arauco, Chile

Earthquake location -37.2739S, -73.735WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Arauco in Chile. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:23:25 / 7:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/02/17 / 2017-02-01 11:23:25 / February 1, 2017 @ 11:23 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007wlu. Id of event: us10007wlu. Exact location of earthquake, -73.735° West, -37.2739° South, depth 26.77 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.77 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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 La Laja, Penco, Talcahuano (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 37 km W of Arauco, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.735° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.2739° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 2017-02-01 11:23:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-01 11:43:28 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 0.682 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 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 mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007wlu Id of event.
Event Code 10007wlu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007wlu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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