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Moderate earthquake: M5.4 quake has struck near Calama in Chile



Earthquake location -22.936S, -68.864WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Calama in Chile. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009kzf. Unique identifier: us20009kzf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116.2 km (72 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.864 West, latitude -22.936 South, depth = 116.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/06/17 / 2017-06-06 17:35:10 / June 6, 2017 @ 5:35 pm. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:35:10 / 1:35 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km S of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.864° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.936° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 116.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km S of Calama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-06 17:35:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-06 18:01:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.75 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 450 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 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 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 us20009kzf Id of event.
Event Code 20009kzf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009kzf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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