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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.9017S, -71.5046WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.94 km (34 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/11/20 / 2020-11-21 02:11:47 / November 21, 2020 @ 2:11 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:11:47 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.5046° West, latitude -30.9017° South, depth = 53.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cr45. Unique identifier: us6000cr45.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Salamanca, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 107 km (66 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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: 44 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5046° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.9017° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44 km SW of Ovalle, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-21 02:11:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-21 02:32:01 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 4.66 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 0.253 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us6000cr45 Id of event.
Event Code 6000cr45 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cr45, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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