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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 51 km ENE of Villa Presidente Frei, Nunoa, Santiago, Chile, Chile

Earthquake location -33.2817S, -70.0666WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Villa Presidente Frei in Nunoa in Santiago in Chile in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/05/18 / 2018-05-02 16:09:54 / May 2, 2018 @ 4:09 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dvy8. Id of event: us1000dvy8. The temblor was detected at 12:09:54 / 12:09 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 119.35 km (74 miles). Exact location, longitude -70.0666° West, latitude -33.2817° South, depth = 119.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Peñaflor (c. 65 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Llaillay, El Monte, Talagante (min 5000 pop).

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 four and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km ENE of Villa Presidente Frei, Nunoa, Santiago, Chile, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.0666° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.2817° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 119.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km ENE of Villa Presidente Frei, Nunoa, Santiago, Chile, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-05-02 16:09:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-05-02 16:28:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 41 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 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 422 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 0.168 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 58 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 us1000dvy8 Id of event.
Event Code 1000dvy8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000dvy8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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