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Strong earthquake, 6.3 mag strikes near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.634S, -71.6198WA earthquake with magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.6198 West, latitude -30.634 South, depth = 31.53 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 00:33:05 / February 10, 2016 @ 12:33 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.53 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z5b. Id of event: us20004z5b. The temblor was detected at 21:33:05 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Vicuña, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 40 km W of Ovalle, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6198° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.634° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 00:33:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-10 00:56:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 25 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.9 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.55 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 628 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 0.041 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004z5b Id of event.
Event Code 20004z5b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004z5b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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