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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag was detected near Tocopilla in Chile

Earthquake location -22.8329S, -69.9171WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 21:58:17 / January 11, 2017 @ 9:58 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.46 km (43 miles). Exact location, longitude -69.9171° West, latitude -22.8329° South, depth = 69.46 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007sn1. Unique identifier: us10007sn1. The temblor was reported at 17:58:17 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama, Antofagasta, Tocopilla (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 86 km SSE of Tocopilla, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.9171° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.8329° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km SSE of Tocopilla, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-11 21:58:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-11 22:26:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 12 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.29 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 541 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 0.342 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007sn1 Id of event.
Event Code 10007sn1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007sn1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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