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Light earthquake 4 mag, 9 km NE of Traiguén, Chile

Earthquake location -38.1983S, -72.5787WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Traiguén in Chile on Monday. Unique identifier: us6000d5cc. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5cc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:08:48 / 1:08 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/01/21 / 2021-01-04 01:08:48 / January 4, 2021 @ 1:08 am. Exact location of event, longitude -72.5787 West, latitude -38.1983 South, depth = 67.65 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 67.65 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from Temuco (c. 238 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Los Ángeles (c. 125 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Victoria (c. 24 600 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Mulchén (c. 22 200 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Lautaro (c. 21 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pitrufquén, Cañete, Freire. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 9 km NE of Traiguén, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.5787° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.1983° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 67.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km NE of Traiguén, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-04 01:08:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-04 01:33:54 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 246 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 1.443 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us6000d5cc Id of event.
Event Code 6000d5cc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d5cc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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