Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Lebu in Chile

Earthquake location -37.5527S, -73.6885WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Lebu in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 04:03:33 / February 19, 2017 @ 4:03 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:03:33 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -73.6885 West, latitude -37.5527 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008kqn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kqn.

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Concepción, La Laja, Chiguayante (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (61 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

Did you feel the quake?

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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 7 km NNW of Lebu, Chile.

Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.6885° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.5527° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NNW 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 2017-02-19 04:03:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-19 04:40:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 341 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 0.896 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us20008kqn Id of event.
Event Code 20008kqn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kqn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply