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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.6056S, -71.6441WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Unique identifier: us20004z5r. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004z5r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.6441 West, latitude -30.6056 South, depth = 31.69 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 00:47:09 / February 10, 2016 @ 12:47 am UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:47:09 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 31.69 km (20 miles).

Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6441° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.6056° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km W 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 2016-02-10 00:47:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-10 01:14:58 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 400 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 0.068 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us20004z5r Id of event.
Event Code 20004z5r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004z5r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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