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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag has occurred near Iquique in Chile



Earthquake location -20.9282S, -68.7347WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 166 km ESE of Iquique, Chile (103 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.7347 West, latitude -20.9282 South, depth = 124.45 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008sfd. Id of event: us10008sfd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124.45 km (77 miles). The temblor was reported at 15:44:23 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 19:44:23 / May 14, 2017 @ 7:44 pm UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-six 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 166 km ESE of Iquique, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7347° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.9282° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 166km ESE 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 2017-05-14 19:44:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-14 20:07:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 3.97 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 482 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 0.712 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 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 us10008sfd Id of event.
Event Code 10008sfd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008sfd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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