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Strong earthquake 6 mag, 28 km SW of Illapel, Chile

Earthquake location -31.8222S, -71.3664WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.06 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 49.06 km, -71.3664° West, -31.8222° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/11/19 / 2019-11-04 21:53:24 / November 4, 2019 @ 9:53 pm. The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:53:24 / 5:53 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006345. Unique identifier: us70006345.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Llaillay, San Felipe, Quillota (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 119 km (74 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 120 km (74 miles) from Llaillay (c. 16 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-seven 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 28 km SW of Illapel, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3664° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.8222° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SW of Illapel, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-04 21:53:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-11-04 22:14:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 554 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 0.691 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 25 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 us70006345 Id of event.
Event Code 70006345 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006345, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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