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Strong earthquake 6.2 mag, 89 km NE of Iquique, Chile

Earthquake location -19.6601S, -69.5294WA earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/11/18 / 2018-11-01 22:19:52 / November 1, 2018 @ 10:19 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 95.03 km (59 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i5mj. Id of event: us2000i5mj. The temblor was detected at 18:19:52 / 6:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -69.5294 West, latitude -19.6601 South, depth = 95.03 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 89 km NE of Iquique, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.5294° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.6601° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km NE of Iquique, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-01 22:19:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-01 22:47:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.67 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 593 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 0.155 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us2000i5mj Id of event.
Event Code 2000i5mj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000i5mj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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