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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Santa Cruz in Chile

Earthquake location -34.7907S, -71.7907WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 03:53:55 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.39 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000djni. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000djni. Exact location, longitude -71.7907° West, latitude -34.7907° South, depth = 36.39 km. Global time and date of event 16/03/21 / 2021-03-16 03:53:55 / March 16, 2021 @ 3:53 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rengo, San Javier, San Clemente (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 42 km WSW of Santa Cruz, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7907° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -34.7907° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42 km WSW of Santa Cruz, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-03-16 03:53:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-16 04:10:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 417 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 0.246 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 57 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 us7000djni Id of event.
Event Code 7000djni An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000djni, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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