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Moderate earthquake 5.3 mag, 88 km WSW of San Antonio, Chile



Earthquake location -33.7495S, -72.5524WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from San Antonio in Chile. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:00:29 / 7:00 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.5524° West, -33.7495° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/07/17 / 2017-07-14 12:00:29 / July 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20009wav. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009wav.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cartagena, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Cartagena (c. 16 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 88 km WSW of San Antonio, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.5524° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.7495° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km WSW of San Antonio, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-14 12:00:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-14 12:32:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 8 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.8 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 437 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 0.787 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us20009wav Id of event.
Event Code 20009wav An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009wav, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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