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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag strikes near San Antonio in Chile

Earthquake location -34.2396S, -72.2825WA earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from San Antonio in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 13:28:05 / 1:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near San Antonio in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 01/08/19 / 2019-08-01 18:28:05 / August 1, 2019 @ 6:28 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us60004yps. Event ids that are associated: at00pvklyt, pt19213000, us60004yps. Exact location, longitude -72.2825° West, latitude -34.2396° South, depth = 10 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was El Monte, Molina, Rengo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 126 km (78 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 116 km (72 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop), 132 km (82 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 122 km (76 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 134 km (83 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 135 km (84 miles) from El Monte (c. 23 100 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 94 km SW of San Antonio, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.2825° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -34.2396° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km SW of San Antonio, 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 18:28:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-01 18:49:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 134 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.584 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 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 792 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 ,at,pt,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 0.803 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us60004yps Id of event.
Event Code 60004yps An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pvklyt,pt19213000,us60004yps, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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