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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Ollagüe in Chile

Earthquake location -21.1457S, -68.5222WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 29 km WNW of Ollagüe, Chile (18 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/07/24 / 2024-07-06 15:45:22 / July 6, 2024 @ 3:45 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 15:45:22 / 3:45 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 133.58 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.5222° West, latitude -21.1457° South, depth = 133.58 km. Unique identifier: us7000mxg5. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000mxg5.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 29 km WNW of Ollagüe, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5222° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.1457° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 133.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29 km WNW of Ollagüe, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-07-06 15:45:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-07-09 15:01:52 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 41 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.907 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us7000mxg5 Id of event.
Event Code 7000mxg5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mxg5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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