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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 43 km WNW of Valparaíso, Chile

Earthquake location -32.852S, -72.0415WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Valparaíso in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -72.0415° West, -32.852° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 06:50:38 / December 16, 2020 @ 6:50 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:50:38 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crht. Id of event: us7000crht. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, La Ligua, Cartagena.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 43 km WNW of Valparaíso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0415° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.852° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43 km WNW of Valparaíso, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-16 06:50:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-16 09:09:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.38 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us7000crht Id of event.
Event Code 7000crht An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000crht, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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