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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Los Andes in Chile

Earthquake location -33.1283S, -70.389WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Los Andes in Chile. The temblor was reported at 08:02:24 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 12:02:24 / August 21, 2017 @ 12:02 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000aa5u. Event ids that are associated: us2000aa5u. Exact location of event, depth 98.1 km, -70.389° West, -33.1283° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 98.1 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Melipilla, Quilpué, Villa Alemana. The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 38 km SSE of Los Andes, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.389° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.1283° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km SSE of Los Andes, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-21 12:02:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-21 12:22:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 24 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 379 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 0.221 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 43 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000aa5u Id of event.
Event Code 2000aa5u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aa5u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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