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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Lebu in Chile



Earthquake location -37.4578S, -73.6653WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Lebu in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 06:03:42 / October 3, 2015 @ 6:03 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 03:03:42 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -73.6653° West, -37.4578° South, depth 19 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19 km (12 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jyn. Id of event: us10003jyn.

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tomé, Yumbel, Penco (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 17 km N of Lebu, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.6653° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.4578° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km N of Lebu, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-03 06:03:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 06:26:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.48 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 484 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 2.013 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003jyn Id of event.
Event Code 10003jyn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jyn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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