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Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag has occurred near Iquique in Chile

Earthquake location -20.3656S, -69.0755WA earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was reported 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 16:47:42 / 4:47 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 16:47:42 / December 6, 2020 @ 4:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnnz. Id of event: us7000cnnz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.25 km (64 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -69.0755° West, -20.3656° South, depth 102.25 km.

Event epicenter was 112 km (70 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 113 km E of Iquique, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.0755° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.3656° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 113 km E of Iquique, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-06 16:47:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-06 17:10:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.653 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 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 573 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 0.702 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us7000cnnz Id of event.
Event Code 7000cnnz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cnnz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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