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Moderate earthquake 5.6 mag, 53 km NNW of Tome, Chile

Earthquake location -36.162S, -73.1593WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Tome in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -73.1593 West, latitude -36.162 South, depth = 28.54 km. Global time and date of event 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 08:12:02 / March 17, 2020 @ 8:12 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.54 km (18 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008gzt. Id of event: us60008gzt. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:12:02 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop). 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 San Carlos, Chillán, Lota.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-three 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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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: 53 km NNW of Tome, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.1593° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -36.162° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km NNW of Tome, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-03-17 08:12:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-17 08:30:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 482 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 1.467 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us60008gzt Id of event.
Event Code 60008gzt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008gzt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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