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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 53 km WNW of Vallenar, Chile

Earthquake location -28.3854S, -71.2634WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.2634 West, latitude -28.3854 South, depth = 37.44 km. Global time and date of event 16/11/20 / 2020-11-16 20:18:33 / November 16, 2020 @ 8:18 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cftt. Id of event: us7000cftt. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.44 km (23 miles). The temblor was reported at 20:18:33 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 53 km WNW of Vallenar, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.2634° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.3854° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53 km WNW of Vallenar, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-16 20:18:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-16 20:33:10 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 400 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 0.245 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000cftt Id of event.
Event Code 7000cftt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cftt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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