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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Cartagena in Chile

Earthquake location -33.3438S, -71.7354WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Cartagena in Chile. The temblor was reported at 04:29:27 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/07/24 / 2024-07-07 04:29:27 / July 7, 2024 @ 4:29 am. Exact location, longitude -71.7354° West, latitude -33.3438° South, depth = 32.258 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000mxjb. Id of event: us7000mxjb. The epicenter was at a depth of 32.258 km (20 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lo Prado, Llaillay, Peñaflor (min 5000 pop).

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 three and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 26 km NNW of Cartagena, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7354° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.3438° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.258 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26 km NNW of Cartagena, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-07-07 04:29:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-07-07 05:04:24 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 298 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 56 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.328 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us7000mxjb Id of event.
Event Code 7000mxjb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mxjb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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