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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Illapel in Chile



Earthquake location -31.2403S, -71.8116WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005eg7. Id of event: us20005eg7. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 12:32:44 / April 4, 2016 @ 12:32 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:32:44 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.03 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.8116° West, -31.2403° South, depth 23.03 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Salamanca, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each 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 five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 75 km NW of Illapel, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8116° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.2403° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km NW of Illapel, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-04 12:32:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-04 12:53:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 432 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 0.584 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 131 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 us20005eg7 Id of event.
Event Code 20005eg7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005eg7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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