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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -29.9127S, -72.0228WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -72.0228 West, latitude -29.9127 South, depth = 14.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.27 km (9 miles). Id of earthquake: us600055ei. Event ids that are associated: us600055ei. Global time and date of event 15/08/19 / 2019-08-15 14:23:41 / August 15, 2019 @ 2:23 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:23:41 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo.

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

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0228° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.9127° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km W 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 2019-08-15 14:23:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-15 14:40:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 385 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 0.681 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us600055ei Id of event.
Event Code 600055ei An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600055ei, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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