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Moderate earthquake: M5.2 quake has struck near Copiapo in Chile



Earthquake location -27.5258S, -70.1892WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Copiapo in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/04/17 / 2017-04-11 13:39:43 / April 11, 2017 @ 1:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008gk8. Event ids that are associated: us10008gk8. Exact location, longitude -70.1892° West, latitude -27.5258° South, depth = 90.42 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:39:43 / 9:39 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.42 km (56 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km SE of Copiapo, Chile. This data 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 -70.1892° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.5258° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SE of Copiapo, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-11 13:39:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-11 14:03:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 417 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 0.078 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.25 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 90 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 us10008gk8 Id of event.
Event Code 10008gk8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008gk8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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