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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag strikes near Coquimbo in Chile



Earthquake location -30.311S, -71.5718WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Global time and date of event 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 06:26:55 / October 3, 2015 @ 6:26 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.52 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -71.5718° West, latitude -30.311° South, depth = 40.52 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:26:55 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jyt. Id of event: us10003jyt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 45 km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5718° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.311° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km SSW of Coquimbo, 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 06:26:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 06:52:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.39 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 520 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 0.365 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us10003jyt Id of event.
Event Code 10003jyt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jyt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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