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Strong earthquake: M6.3 quake has struck near Putre in Chile

Earthquake location -18.8879S, -69.6165WA earthquake magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Putre in Chile. Exact location, longitude -69.6165° West, latitude -18.8879° South, depth = 110.82 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:06:42 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 01:06:42 / January 21, 2018 @ 1:06 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000cm0f. Event ids that are associated: us2000cm0f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 110.82 km (69 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacna, Arica. Epicenter of the event was 118 km (73 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop).

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 76 km S of Putre, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.6165° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.8879° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 110.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km S of Putre, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-21 01:06:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-21 01:27:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 13 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.73 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 616 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 0.559 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us2000cm0f Id of event.
Event Code 2000cm0f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cm0f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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