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Strong earthquake 6.6 mag, 64 km WSW of Constitucion, Chile

Earthquake location -35.5S, -73.1WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Constitucion in Chile. Id of earthquake: at00pyloci. Event ids that are associated: pt19272001, at00pyloci. A tsunami warning has been issued near Constitucion in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -73.1 West, latitude -35.5 South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/09/19 / 2019-09-29 15:57:51 / September 29, 2019 @ 3:57 pm. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:57:51 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 131 km (81 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 125 km (78 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from Parral (c. 26 900 pop), 124 km (77 miles) from San Javier (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Parral, Talca, Tomé (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. 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: 64 km WSW of Constitucion, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.1° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -35.5° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km WSW of Constitucion, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-29 15:57:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-29 16:06:26 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 673 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 36 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 1.05 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 at00pyloci Id of event.
Event Code 00pyloci An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19272001,at00pyloci, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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