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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag has occurred near Coquimbo in Chile



Earthquake location -30.2391S, -72.2632WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.64 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:54:12 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 12:54:12 / August 12, 2017 @ 12:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 6.64 km, -72.2632° West, -30.2391° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7kk. Unique identifier: us2000a7kk.

The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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: 94 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.2632° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.2391° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-12 12:54:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-12 13:17:10 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 3.77 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 518 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 0.943 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us2000a7kk Id of event.
Event Code 2000a7kk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a7kk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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