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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near San Felipe in Chile

Earthquake location -32.3425S, -70.3556WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from San Felipe in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 07:46:21 / 7:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/04/19 / 2019-04-21 11:46:21 / April 21, 2019 @ 11:46 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 124.61 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us700039yx. Event ids that are associated: us700039yx. Exact location of earthquake, -70.3556° West, -32.3425° South, depth 124.61 km.

Close 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 Salamanca, La Ligua, Llaillay. The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Los Andes (c. 56 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Llaillay (c. 16 600 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 57 km NE of San Felipe, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.3556° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.3425° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km NE of San Felipe, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-21 11:46:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-21 12:11:17 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 0.451 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us700039yx Id of event.
Event Code 700039yx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700039yx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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