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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Puente Alto in Chile

Earthquake location -33.8537S, -70.4242WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Puente Alto in Chile. Exact location, longitude -70.4242° West, latitude -33.8537° South, depth = 112.59 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 112.59 km (70 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 09:38:44 / April 14, 2016 @ 9:38 am. The temblor was detected at 06:38:44 / 6:38 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005hz4. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005hz4.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chimbarongo, San Vicente, Lampa (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Peñaflor (c. 65 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km SSE of Puente Alto, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.4242° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.8537° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km SSE of Puente Alto, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-14 09:38:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 10:15:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 26 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.85 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 478 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 0.18 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us20005hz4 Id of event.
Event Code 20005hz4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hz4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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