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



Earthquake location -21.92S, -68.81WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Calama in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -68.81° West, -21.92° South, depth 118 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/07/17 / 2017-07-02 15:52:58 / July 2, 2017 @ 3:52 pm. 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 118 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:52:58 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100095vj. Ids that are associated to the event: us100095vj.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km NNE of Calama, Chile. This information 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 -68.81° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.92° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 118 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km NNE 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 2017-07-02 15:52:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-02 16:11:32 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 449 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 2.08 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100095vj Id of event.
Event Code 100095vj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100095vj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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