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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Iquique in Chile



Earthquake location -19.7038S, -69.3213WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 109.03 km (68 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008l3j. Unique identifier: us10008l3j. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/04/17 / 2017-04-26 18:12:32 / April 26, 2017 @ 6:12 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.3213 West, latitude -19.7038 South, depth = 109.03 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:12:32 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 nine and in the last 365 days fourty-six 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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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. 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: 103 km ENE of Iquique, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.3213° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.7038° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 103km ENE of Iquique, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-26 18:12:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-26 18:30:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 0.124 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us10008l3j Id of event.
Event Code 10008l3j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008l3j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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