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Moderate earthquake 5.5 mag, 88 km NW of Vallenar, Chile

Earthquake location -27.9671S, -71.3367WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.33 km (10 miles). Global time and date of event 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 05:29:38 / September 1, 2020 @ 5:29 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -71.3367° West, -27.9671° South, depth 16.33 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:29:38 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000bfld. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bfld.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-four, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 88 km NW of Vallenar, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3367° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.9671° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88 km NW of Vallenar, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-01 05:29:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-02 05:34:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 4.974 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 465 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 0.331 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us7000bfld Id of event.
Event Code 7000bfld An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bfld, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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