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Moderate earthquake: M5.6 quake has struck near Puerto Quellon in Chile



Earthquake location -43.4926S, -74.5049WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile. Exact location, longitude -74.5049° West, latitude -43.4926° South, depth = 16.57 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007mnb. Id of event: us10007mnb. The temblor was detected at 09:32:13 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/12/16 / 2016-12-25 14:32:13 / December 25, 2016 @ 2:32 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.57 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chonchi, Puerto Quellón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 83 km WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.5049° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.4926° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83km 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 14:32:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-26 20:15:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 483 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 0.72 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us10007mnb Id of event.
Event Code 10007mnb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mnb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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