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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag was detected near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.5063S, -71.6708WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 23:09:22 / September 16, 2015 @ 11:09 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -71.6708° West, -31.5063° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us10003itv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003itv. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:09:22 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, La Ligua, Ovalle. Earthquake epicenter was 110 km (68 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 49 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6708° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.5063° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km 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 23:09:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-15 00:21:19 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 5.52 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 536 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 0.83 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us10003itv Id of event.
Event Code 10003itv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003itv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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