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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Ovalle in Chile



Earthquake location -31.074S, -71.7623WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The temblor was reported at 02:24:40 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 25.85 km (16 miles). Unique identifier: us20004xzv. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004xzv. Exact location of earthquake, -71.7623° West, -31.074° South, depth 25.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 05:24:40 / February 5, 2016 @ 5:24 am UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Illapel, Ovalle.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and three 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 75 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7623° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.074° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km SW 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 2016-02-05 05:24:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 05:42:43 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 0.413 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us20004xzv Id of event.
Event Code 20004xzv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004xzv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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