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Moderate earthquake: M5.9 quake has struck near Talcahuano in Chile



Earthquake location -36.5806S, -73.6355WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Talcahuano in Chile on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/11/16 / 2016-11-08 04:55:44 / November 8, 2016 @ 4:55 am. Unique identifier: us10007681. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007681. The epicenter was at a depth of 17.3 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -73.6355° West, -36.5806° South, depth 17.3 km. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:55:44 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Bulnes, Cabrero, Lebu.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km WNW of Talcahuano, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.6355° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -36.5806° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km WNW of Talcahuano, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-08 04:55:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-08 05:12:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 24 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.15 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 550 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 0.394 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007681 Id of event.
Event Code 10007681 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007681, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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