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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Puerto Quellon in Chile



Earthquake location -43.2583S, -74.2879WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -74.2879 West, latitude -43.2583 South, depth = 5.71 km. Event id: us10007mrf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mrf. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.71 km (4 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:54:33 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/12/16 / 2016-12-25 22:54:33 / December 25, 2016 @ 10:54 pm UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.2879° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.2583° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 5.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-25 22:54:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-25 23:08:58 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 416 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 0.73 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us10007mrf Id of event.
Event Code 10007mrf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mrf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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