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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Canete in Chile

Earthquake location -38.2316S, -73.6881WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Canete in Chile. Exact location, longitude -73.6881° West, latitude -38.2316° South, depth = 24.96 km. Unique identifier: us1000ehan. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ehan. Exact time and date of earthquake 02/06/18 / 2018-06-02 06:17:19 / June 2, 2018 @ 6:17 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.96 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 02:17:19 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 98 km (61 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Nueva Imperial (c. 18 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Traiguén (c. 14 500 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Carahue (c. 11 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Angol, Curanilahue, Traiguén (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km SSW of Canete, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.6881° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.2316° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km SSW of Canete, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-06-02 06:17:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-02 06:36:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 433 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 0.604 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us1000ehan Id of event.
Event Code 1000ehan An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ehan, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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