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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Arica in Chile

Earthquake location -19.368S, -70.5322WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Arica in Chile. Event id: us70009b5z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009b5z. The temblor was reported at 10:43:12 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -70.5322° West, latitude -19.368° South, depth = 64.51 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 64.51 km (40 miles). 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: 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 15:43:12 / May 6, 2020 @ 3:43 pm.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique, Arica. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop).

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

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 101 km SSW of Arica, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.5322° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.368° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 64.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 101km SSW of Arica, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-06 15:43:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-06 15:59:49 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 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 0.774 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70009b5z Id of event.
Event Code 70009b5z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009b5z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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