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Strong earthquake, 6.5 mag strikes near Santa Cruz in Chile

Earthquake location -34.3S, -72.4WA earthquake magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) strikes 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 13:28:06 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Santa Cruz in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/08/19 / 2019-08-01 18:28:06 / August 1, 2019 @ 6:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19213000, at00pvklyt. Id of event: at00pvklyt. Exact location, longitude -72.4° West, latitude -34.3° South, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Curicó, Teno, Melipilla (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 131 km (81 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 129 km (80 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop), 115 km (71 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Cartagena (c. 16 900 pop), 121 km (75 miles) from Rauco (c. 8 600 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from Teno (c. 6 900 pop).

There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 101 km WNW of Santa Cruz, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.4° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -34.3° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 101km WNW of Santa Cruz, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-08-01 18:28:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-01 18:42:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 33 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6 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 670 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 39 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79.199993664001 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 at00pvklyt Id of event.
Event Code 00pvklyt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19213000,at00pvklyt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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