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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Illapel in Chile



Earthquake location -31.4953S, -71.8364WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -71.8364° West, -31.4953° South, depth 27.9 km. Global time and date of event 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 17:35:38 / April 6, 2016 @ 5:35 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 12:35:38 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005fvy. Unique identifier: us20005fvy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.9 km (17 miles).

Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 65 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8364° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.4953° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km WNW 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 2016-04-06 17:35:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-06 17:52:47 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.2 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 401 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 0.772 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us20005fvy Id of event.
Event Code 20005fvy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005fvy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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