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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Canete in Chile

Earthquake location -37.9853S, -73.7743WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Canete in Chile on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008xkv. Unique identifier: us70008xkv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:13:08 / 10:13 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/04/20 / 2020-04-16 15:13:08 / April 16, 2020 @ 3:13 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -73.7743° West, -37.9853° South.

Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Traiguén (c. 14 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Carahue (c. 11 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Traiguén, Carahue, Angol. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 38 km WSW of Canete, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.7743° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.9853° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km WSW of Canete, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-04-16 15:13:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-16 15:33:24 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 385 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 1.32 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 2.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us70008xkv Id of event.
Event Code 70008xkv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008xkv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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