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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Los Angeles in Chile

Earthquake location -37.2576S, -71.8832WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Los Angeles in Chile. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:18:19 / 6:18 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000ittu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ittu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 137.07 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -71.8832 West, latitude -37.2576 South, depth = 137.07 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/18 / 2018-12-15 10:18:19 / December 15, 2018 @ 10:18 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Collipulli, Chillán, Nacimiento. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (47 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Los Ángeles (c. 125 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Mulchén (c. 22 200 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Nacimiento (c. 21 200 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Cabrero (c. 18 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from La Laja (c. 16 600 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 47 km ENE of Los Angeles, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8832° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.2576° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 137.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km ENE of Los Angeles, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-15 10:18:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-15 10:39:03 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 259 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 0.768 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us2000ittu Id of event.
Event Code 2000ittu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ittu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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