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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Taltal in Chile

Earthquake location -24.8948S, -69.1657WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 144 km ENE of Taltal, Chile (89 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 159.27 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 09:44:22 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/20 / 2020-03-09 13:44:22 / March 9, 2020 @ 1:44 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008cfm. Id of event: us60008cfm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -69.1657 West, latitude -24.8948 South, depth = 159.27 km.

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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 144 km ENE of Taltal, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.1657° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -24.8948° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 159.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 144km ENE of Taltal, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-09 13:44:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-09 14:07:54 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 271 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 1.156 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60008cfm Id of event.
Event Code 60008cfm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008cfm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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