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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 38 km NW of La Serena, Chile

Earthquake location -29.6191S, -71.4779WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from La Serena in Chile on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.89 km (38 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 06:36:52 / May 6, 2020 @ 6:36 am. Id of earthquake: us70009awg. Event ids that are associated: us70009awg. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.4779 West, latitude -29.6191 South, depth = 61.89 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:36:52 / 2:36 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (25 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 38 km NW of La Serena, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.4779° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.6191° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km NW of La Serena, 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 06:36:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-06 06:51:23 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 416 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 0.363 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 85 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 us70009awg Id of event.
Event Code 70009awg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009awg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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