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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Constitucion in Chile



Earthquake location -35.3876S, -73.2268WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Constitucion in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000991f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000991f. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -73.2268° West, -35.3876° South. Global time and date of event 12/07/17 / 2017-07-12 09:08:17 / July 12, 2017 @ 9:08 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 04:08:17 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cauquenes, Constitución. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 73 km W of Constitucion, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.2268° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -35.3876° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km W 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 2017-07-12 09:08:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-12 09:29:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 3.61 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 465 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 1.357 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us1000991f Id of event.
Event Code 1000991f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000991f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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