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Moderate earthquake: M5.9 quake has struck near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.4623S, -72.063WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Monday. The temblor was detected at 01:37:03 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 06:37:03 / February 22, 2016 @ 6:37 am. Event id: us10004rn7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rn7. Exact location, longitude -72.063° West, latitude -30.4623° South, depth = 10.15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.15 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 84 km W of Ovalle, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.063° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.4623° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km 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 2016-02-22 06:37:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-22 07:05:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.11 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 536 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 0.425 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 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 us10004rn7 Id of event.
Event Code 10004rn7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004rn7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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