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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Ovalle in Chile



Earthquake location -30.3525S, -71.5579WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -71.5579° West, -30.3525° South, depth 40.55 km. Unique identifier: us20004vly. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004vly. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.55 km (25 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:07:15 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 20:07:15 / January 29, 2016 @ 8:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 49 km (31 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Questions or comments?

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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km NW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5579° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.3525° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km NW of Ovalle, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-29 20:07:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-29 20:31:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 432 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 0.327 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us20004vly Id of event.
Event Code 20004vly An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vly, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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