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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 73 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile



Earthquake location -30.1647S, -72.0713WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 07:02:05 / February 16, 2017 @ 7:02 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:02:05 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.0713° West, -30.1647° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008k59. Id of event: us20008k59.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo. The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km WSW of Coquimbo, 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 -72.0713° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.1647° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-16 07:02:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-16 07:31:23 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 2.5 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 0.762 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us20008k59 Id of event.
Event Code 20008k59 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008k59, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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