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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag strikes near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile

Earthquake location -23.2955S, -68.4217WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. The 6.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:35:34 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96.84 km (60 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000a4yi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qbcaf9, pt20155000, us6000a4yi. Exact location of earthquake, -68.4217° West, -23.2955° South, depth 96.84 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/06/20 / 2020-06-03 07:35:34 / June 3, 2020 @ 7:35 am.

Earthquake epicenter was 107 km (66 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 48 km SSW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.4217° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.2955° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 96.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48 km SSW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-03 07:35:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-03 07:55:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 43 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.9 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 732 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 ,at,pt,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 1.211 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 21 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 us6000a4yi Id of event.
Event Code 6000a4yi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qbcaf9,pt20155000,us6000a4yi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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