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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 30 km NW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile



Earthquake location -22.7537S, -68.4608WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Id of earthquake: us10008wvw. Event ids that are associated: us10008wvw. Global time and date of event 31/05/17 / 2017-05-31 17:38:51 / May 31, 2017 @ 5:38 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 13:38:51 / 1:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4608 West, latitude -22.7537 South, depth = 108.73 km. 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 108.73 km (68 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 30 km NW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4608° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.7537° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 108.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km NW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-05-31 17:38:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-31 17:54:55 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 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 385 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 0.326 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us10008wvw Id of event.
Event Code 10008wvw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wvw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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