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Strong earthquake, 6.3 mag has occurred near Tocopilla in Chile

Earthquake location -21.3824S, -69.9207WA earthquake magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 40.37 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.9207 West, latitude -21.3824 South, depth = 40.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000blm2. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000blm2. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/09/20 / 2020-09-11 07:35:56 / September 11, 2020 @ 7:35 am. The temblor was detected at 07:35:56 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tocopilla (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 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: 83 km NNE of Tocopilla, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.9207° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.3824° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 83 km NNE of Tocopilla, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-11 07:35:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-11 07:52:55 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.222 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 617 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 0.066 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us7000blm2 Id of event.
Event Code 7000blm2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000blm2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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