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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 41 km NW of La Ligua, Chile

Earthquake location -32.1646S, -71.5124WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 42.3 km (26 miles). Unique identifier: us6000d2v5. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d2v5. The temblor was detected at 07:01:30 / 7:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 07:01:30 / December 25, 2020 @ 7:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5124 West, latitude -32.1646 South, depth = 42.3 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa Alemana, Quilpué, San Felipe (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 96 km (59 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-nine 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 41 km NW of La Ligua, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5124° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.1646° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41 km NW of La Ligua, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-25 07:01:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-25 07:16:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 340 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 0.472 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 77 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 us6000d2v5 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d2v5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d2v5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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