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Strong earthquake 6.3 mag, 45 km NW of Ovalle, Chile

Earthquake location -30.3355S, -71.5642WA earthquake with magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 30.71 km (19 miles). Unique identifier: us7000biqb. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000biqb. Exact location of earthquake, -71.5642° West, -30.3355° South, depth 30.71 km. Global time and date of event 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 01:16:58 / September 6, 2020 @ 1:16 am UTC/GMT. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:16:58 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena (min 5000 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 45 km NW of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5642° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.3355° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 km NW of Ovalle, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-06 01:16:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-06 10:56:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 98 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.378 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 658 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 0.342 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us7000biqb Id of event.
Event Code 7000biqb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000biqb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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