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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Calama in Chile



Earthquake location -21.424S, -68.878WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 115 km N of Calama, Chile (71 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.878° West, latitude -21.424° South, depth = 104.98 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.98 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/04/18 / 2018-04-17 13:46:04 / April 17, 2018 @ 1:46 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000e1hq. Event ids that are associated: us2000e1hq. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:46:04 / 9:46 am (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 115 km N of Calama, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.878° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.424° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 115km N of Calama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-04-17 13:46:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-17 14:03:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 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 385 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 0.502 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us2000e1hq Id of event.
Event Code 2000e1hq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000e1hq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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