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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Lebu in Chile

Earthquake location -37.4178S, -74.0371WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Lebu in Chile on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -74.0371 West, latitude -37.4178 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/18 / 2018-02-08 21:19:23 / February 8, 2018 @ 9:19 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:19:23 / 4:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cz4c. Id of event: us2000cz4c.

The epicenter was 112 km (70 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talcahuano, Concepción, Chiguayante (min 5000 pop). 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 40 km WNW of Lebu, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.0371° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.4178° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km WNW of Lebu, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-08 21:19:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-02-08 21:35:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 483 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 0.951 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 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 us2000cz4c Id of event.
Event Code 2000cz4c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cz4c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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