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Strong earthquake: M6.2 quake has struck near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.9862S, -71.5566WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:19:34 / 6:19 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dxfc. Id of event: us2000dxfc. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/04/18 / 2018-04-10 10:19:34 / April 10, 2018 @ 10:19 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 76.08 km (47 miles). Exact location of event, depth 76.08 km, -71.5566° West, -30.9862° South.

Epicenter of the event was 117 km (73 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 124 km (77 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Salamanca (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5566° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.9862° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km SW of Ovalle, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-10 10:19:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-10 10:31:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 36 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5 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 609 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 0.318 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us2000dxfc Id of event.
Event Code 2000dxfc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000dxfc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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