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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near La Ligua in Chile

Earthquake location -32.008S, -71.9617WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000d4bj. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4bj. The temblor was reported at 12:03:19 / 12:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/12/20 / 2020-12-30 12:03:19 / December 30, 2020 @ 12:03 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -71.9617° West, latitude -32.008° South, depth = 30.43 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.43 km (19 miles).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, La Ligua. The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 84 km NW of La Ligua, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.9617° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.008° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84 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 2020-12-30 12:03:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-30 12:23:21 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 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 0.839 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us6000d4bj Id of event.
Event Code 6000d4bj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d4bj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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