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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Illapel in Chile



Earthquake location -31.7494S, -72.1254WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 19:01:18 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 00:01:18 / September 17, 2015 @ 12:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1254 West, latitude -31.7494 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003kah. Id of event: us20003kah.

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel. Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 91 km W of Illapel, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.1254° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7494° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km W of Illapel, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-17 00:01:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 04:25:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 385 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 1.335 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us20003kah Id of event.
Event Code 20003kah An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003kah, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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