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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near La Laja in Chile

Earthquake location -37.1278S, -72.7738WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from La Laja in Chile on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -72.7738 West, latitude -37.1278 South, depth = 36.78 km. The temblor was reported at 14:42:19 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/19 / 2019-02-07 18:42:19 / February 7, 2019 @ 6:42 pm. Event id: us2000jewl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jewl. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.78 km (23 miles).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Los Ángeles (c. 125 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cañete, Chillán, Mulchén.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km NNW of La Laja, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.7738° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.1278° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NNW of La Laja, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-02-07 18:42:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-02-07 20:24:09 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 284 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 0.505 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us2000jewl Id of event.
Event Code 2000jewl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jewl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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