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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.1843S, -71.8274WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003mxb. Unique identifier: us10003mxb. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8274 West, latitude -31.1843 South, depth = 25.06 km. Global time and date of event 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 03:31:32 / October 12, 2015 @ 3:31 am UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:31:32 / 12:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.06 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle, Illapel.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 80 km NW of Illapel, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8274° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.1843° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km NW 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 2015-10-12 03:31:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-12 03:59:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 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 0.535 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us10003mxb Id of event.
Event Code 10003mxb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mxb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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