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Strong earthquake: M6.8 quake has struck near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile

Earthquake location -23.4S, -68.5WA earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -68.5 West, latitude -23.4 South, depth = 138 km. The temblor was detected at 07:35:34 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/06/20 / 2020-06-03 07:35:34 / June 3, 2020 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT. 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 ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qbcaf9, pt20155000. Id of event: at00qbcaf9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 138 km (86 miles).

Event epicenter was 114 km (71 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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 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: 62 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 -68.5° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.4° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 138 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62 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 07:43:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 712 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 ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 31 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 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86.399993088001 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 at00qbcaf9 Id of event.
Event Code 00qbcaf9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00qbcaf9,pt20155000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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