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Strong earthquake 6.8 mag, 29 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile

Earthquake location -30.1S, -71.6WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/19 / 2019-01-20 01:32:49 / January 20, 2019 @ 1:32 am. The temblor was reported at 21:32:49 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Coquimbo in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19020000, at00pllwap. Id of event: at00pllwap. Exact location, longitude -71.6° West, latitude -30.1° South, depth = 54 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 54 km (34 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Vicuña, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.1° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-20 01:32:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-20 01:45:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 1 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 713 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 45 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104.399991648 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00pllwap Id of event.
Event Code 00pllwap An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19020000,at00pllwap, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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