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



Earthquake location -20.0354S, -70.992WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Iquique in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.6 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -70.992° West, -20.0354° South, depth 10.6 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:36:01 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008m6e. Event ids that are associated: us10008m6e. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 09:36:01 / April 30, 2017 @ 9:36 am.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 91 km WNW of Iquique, 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 -70.992° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.0354° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km WNW 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 2017-04-30 09:36:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-30 09:54:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.841 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us10008m6e Id of event.
Event Code 10008m6e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008m6e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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