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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile



Earthquake location -22.4956S, -68.3678WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:21:31 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.3678 West, latitude -22.4956 South, depth = 119.04 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 119.04 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/11/16 / 2016-11-02 07:21:31 / November 2, 2016 @ 7:21 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073nc. Id of event: us100073nc.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 49 km NNW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3678° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.4956° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 119.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km NNW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-02 07:21:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-02 07:43:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 400 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 0.486 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us100073nc Id of event.
Event Code 100073nc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100073nc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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