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Moderate earthquake: M5.9 quake has struck near Constitucion in Chile



Earthquake location -35.5361S, -73.3741WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Constitucion in Chile. The temblor was reported at 11:05:58 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -73.3741° West, -35.5361° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us100096p0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100096p0. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/07/17 / 2017-07-04 16:05:58 / July 4, 2017 @ 4:05 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cauquenes, Constitución (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 89 km WSW of Constitucion, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.3741° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -35.5361° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km WSW of Constitucion, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-04 16:05:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-04 16:27:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.89 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 536 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 1.218 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us100096p0 Id of event.
Event Code 100096p0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100096p0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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