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Strong earthquake: M6.3 quake has struck near Vallenar in Chile

Earthquake location -28.0262S, -71.3051WA earthquake magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -71.3051° West, -28.0262° South, depth 18.69 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bfjx. Id of event: us7000bfjx. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 04:30:02 / September 1, 2020 @ 4:30 am. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:30:02 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.69 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 121 km (75 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Copiapó, Vallenar (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 81 km NW of Vallenar, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3051° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.0262° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81 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 04:30:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-03 05:21:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.308 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 612 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 0.27 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us7000bfjx Id of event.
Event Code 7000bfjx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bfjx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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