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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 79 km NNW of Vallenar, Chile

Earthquake location -27.9529S, -71.1656WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 04:20:46 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.6 km (13 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 04:20:46 / September 1, 2020 @ 4:20 am. Exact location of earthquake, -71.1656° West, -27.9529° South, depth 21.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000bhty. Event ids that are associated: us7000bhty.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó, Vallenar. Epicenter of the event was 105 km (65 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 79 km NNW of Vallenar, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.1656° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.9529° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 79 km NNW 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 04:20:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-15 04:05:01 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 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 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 400 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 0.263 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bhty Id of event.
Event Code 7000bhty An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bhty, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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