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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Ovalle in Chile



Earthquake location -30.5963S, -71.7232WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -71.7232° West, -30.5963° South, depth 28.62 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.62 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 11:47:09 / May 22, 2016 @ 11:47 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005j7v. Unique identifier: us10005j7v. The temblor was detected at 07:47:09 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 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 four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7232° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.5963° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km W of Ovalle, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-22 11:47:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-22 12:04:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 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 385 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 0.108 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us10005j7v Id of event.
Event Code 10005j7v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j7v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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