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Earthquake: M 6.2 quake strikes near Talcahuano in Chile

Earthquake location -36.0967S, -73.6259WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (mg/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Talcahuano in Chile. The temblor was reported at 13:27:28 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time of event 18/03/15 / 2015-03-18 18:27:28 / March 18, 2015 @ 6:27 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -73.6259 West, latitude -36.0967 South, depth 10 km, unique identifier, us10001nj1.

Close countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cauquenes, Lota, Coronel.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.6259° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -36.0967° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km NNW of Talcahuano, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-03-18 18:27:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-03-18 18:51:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 23 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.73 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 601 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 0.888 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10001nj1 Id of event.
Event Code 10001nj1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10001nj1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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