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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Ovalle in Chile



Earthquake location -30.4281S, -71.4592WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Unique identifier: us100088n2. Ids that are associated to the event: us100088n2. Exact location, longitude -71.4592° West, latitude -30.4281° South, depth = 41.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:05:55 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.69 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 15:05:55 / March 13, 2017 @ 3:05 pm.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, La Serena, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 31 km NW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.4592° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.4281° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km NW of Ovalle, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-13 15:05:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-13 15:31:11 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 4.5 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 438 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 0.288 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us100088n2 Id of event.
Event Code 100088n2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088n2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

1 Comment

  1. Htoo

    Yes,we felt it again from Yangon(Myanamar)

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