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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -31.0348S, -71.3978WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -71.3978 West, latitude -31.0348 South, depth = 43.21 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.21 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/04/17 / 2017-04-13 03:42:53 / April 13, 2017 @ 3:42 am. Unique identifier: us10008h52. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008h52. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:42:53 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 51 km SSW of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3978° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.0348° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km SSW 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 2017-04-13 03:42:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-13 03:59:10 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 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 449 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 0.38 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us10008h52 Id of event.
Event Code 10008h52 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008h52, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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