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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 35 km W of Ovalle, Chile



Earthquake location -30.5696S, -71.5703WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.21 km (19 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -71.5703° West, -30.5696° South, depth 30.21 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:33:09 / 2:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 05:33:09 / February 19, 2016 @ 5:33 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004qzj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qzj.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, La Serena, Coquimbo. The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days four hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5703° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.5696° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km 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 2016-02-19 05:33:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-19 05:45:09 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 416 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 0.117 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 138 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 us10004qzj Id of event.
Event Code 10004qzj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004qzj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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