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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Arica in Chile

Earthquake location -18.6874S, -70.7484WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Arica in Chile on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -70.7484° West, latitude -18.6874° South, depth = 32.87 km. Event id: us10004u0r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004u0r. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.87 km (20 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/16 / 2016-03-02 09:49:53 / March 2, 2016 @ 9:49 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:49:53 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacna, Arica (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fifteen 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 52 km WSW of Arica, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.7484° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.6874° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km WSW of Arica, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-03-02 09:49:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-03-02 10:11:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 0.405 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004u0r Id of event.
Event Code 10004u0r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004u0r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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