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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag strikes near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -30.053S, -71.611WA earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 21:32:49 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Coquimbo in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.5 km (33 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -71.611° West, -30.053° South, depth 53.5 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/19 / 2019-01-20 01:32:49 / January 20, 2019 @ 1:32 am. Unique identifier: pt19020000. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19020000.

The epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Vicuña, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-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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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: 28 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.611° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.053° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-01-20 01:32:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-01-20 01:40:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 1 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 711 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 22 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133.199989344 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt19020000 Id of event.
Event Code 19020000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19020000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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