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Strong earthquake: M6 quake has struck near Calama in Chile

Earthquake location -21.8176S, -68.7271WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Calama in Chile. The 6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:20:49 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us7000cqyz. Id of event: us7000cqyz. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7271 West, latitude -21.8176 South, depth = 114.34 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 15:20:49 / December 14, 2020 @ 3:20 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 114.34 km (71 miles).

Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 73 km NNE of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7271° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.8176° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73 km NNE of Calama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-14 15:20:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-14 15:40:16 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 554 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 0.478 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 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 us7000cqyz Id of event.
Event Code 7000cqyz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cqyz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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