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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near La Ligua in Chile

Earthquake location -32.0608S, -71.5345WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000cp39. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cp39. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/20 / 2020-12-08 07:07:20 / December 8, 2020 @ 7:07 am. The temblor was detected at 07:07:20 / 7:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 48.36 km, -71.5345° West, -32.0608° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.36 km (30 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Llaillay, Quillota, Hacienda La Calera (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Llaillay (c. 16 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 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. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km NNW of La Ligua, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5345° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.0608° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 48.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51 km NNW of La Ligua, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-08 07:07:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-08 07:33:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.8 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 390 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 0.963 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 62 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 us7000cp39 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cp39 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cp39, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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