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Strong earthquake, 6.4 mag strikes near Curico in Chile

Earthquake location -35.1033S, -70.9964WA earthquake magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Curico in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 90.79 km (56 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000744u. Id of event: us1000744u. The temblor was picked up at 12:20:43 / 12:20 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/11/16 / 2016-11-04 16:20:43 / November 4, 2016 @ 4:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -70.9964 West, latitude -35.1033 South, depth = 90.79 km.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Graneros, Longaví, Machalí (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 106 km (66 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Machalí (c. 27 600 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 135 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 twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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: 25 km ESE of Curico, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.9964° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -35.1033° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km ESE of Curico, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-04 16:20:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-04 16:43:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 105 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.15 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 683 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 0.357 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000744u Id of event.
Event Code 1000744u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000744u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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