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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Diego de Almagro in Chile



Earthquake location -26.4526S, -70.0226WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Diego de Almagro in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -70.0226 West, latitude -26.4526 South, depth = 72.92 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72.92 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20005iy5. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005iy5. The temblor was reported at 03:05:24 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 06:05:24 / April 16, 2016 @ 6:05 am.

Event epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Diego de Almagro (c. 18 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó, Diego de Almagro (min 5000 pop). Close 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. 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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: 9 km SSE of Diego de Almagro, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.0226° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -26.4526° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.92 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km SSE of Diego de Almagro, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-16 06:05:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-16 06:39:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 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 453 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 0.599 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us20005iy5 Id of event.
Event Code 20005iy5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005iy5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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