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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -29.7724S, -71.5882WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -71.5882° West, -29.7724° South, depth 53.35 km. Event id: us1000jh4d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jh4d. The temblor was reported at 13:06:15 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.35 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/19 / 2019-03-16 18:06:15 / March 16, 2019 @ 6:06 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, Vicuña, La Serena. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days seventy-five 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 30 km NW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5882° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.7724° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km NW 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 2019-03-16 18:06:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-16 18:28:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 400 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 0.792 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.28 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us1000jh4d Id of event.
Event Code 1000jh4d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jh4d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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