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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.7555S, -71.8517WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The temblor was reported at 13:27:34 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003mjs. Event ids that are associated: us10003mjs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 18:27:34 / October 9, 2015 @ 6:27 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8517 West, latitude -31.7555 South, depth = 29 km.

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 66 km WSW of Illapel, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8517° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7555° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km WSW 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 2015-10-09 18:27:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-09 18:43:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.9 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 417 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 1.094 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us10003mjs Id of event.
Event Code 10003mjs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mjs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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