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Moderate earthquake: M5.6 quake has struck near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.7154S, -71.1747WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 11:38:38 / April 18, 2016 @ 11:38 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:38:38 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.1747 West, latitude -31.7154 South, depth = 39.42 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.42 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005jgy. Unique identifier: us20005jgy.

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).

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

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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 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 S of Illapel, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.1747° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7154° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km S 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 2016-04-18 11:38:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-18 11:59:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.08 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 482 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 0.531 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 101 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 us20005jgy Id of event.
Event Code 20005jgy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005jgy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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