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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Illapel in Chile



Earthquake location -31.4161S, -71.8788WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8788 West, latitude -31.4161 South, depth = 19.73 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 23:32:24 / September 16, 2015 @ 11:32 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.73 km (12 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:32:24 / 6:32 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003itw. Event ids that are associated: us10003itw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and eighty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km WNW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8788° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.4161° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km WNW 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 2015-09-16 23:32:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-09 03:40:08 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 416 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 0.769 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us10003itw Id of event.
Event Code 10003itw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003itw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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