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Moderate earthquake, 5.7 mag was detected near Iquique in Chile

Earthquake location -19.4052S, -70.077WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Iquique in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 74.02 km (46 miles). The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:55:21 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.077 West, latitude -19.4052 South, depth = 74.02 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 21:55:21 / September 4, 2017 @ 9:55 pm. Unique identifier: us2000afnk. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000afnk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arica, Iquique.

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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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: 90 km N of Iquique, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.077° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.4052° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 74.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 90km N of Iquique, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-04 21:55:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-04 22:15:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.17 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 502 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 0.862 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us2000afnk Id of event.
Event Code 2000afnk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000afnk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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