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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near San Felipe in Chile

Earthquake location -32.2159S, -70.4353WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from San Felipe in Chile. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:25:01 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 106.38 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h5yi. Id of event: us2000h5yi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 31/08/18 / 2018-08-31 13:25:01 / August 31, 2018 @ 1:25 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 106.38 km, -70.4353° West, -32.2159° South.

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (41 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Los Andes (c. 56 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Llaillay (c. 16 600 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hacienda La Calera, Illapel, Llaillay (min 5000 pop).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 km NNE of San Felipe, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.4353° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.2159° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km NNE of San Felipe, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-31 13:25:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-31 13:54:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.1 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 410 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 0.554 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us2000h5yi Id of event.
Event Code 2000h5yi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h5yi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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