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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Vina del Mar in Chile

Earthquake location -32.9461S, -71.5341WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Vina del Mar in Chile on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, -71.5341° West, -32.9461° South, depth 10 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:14:34 / 9:14 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 12:14:34 / September 17, 2015 @ 12:14 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20003kkw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003kkw.

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Pintana, San Bernardo, Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile. Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 14 km (8 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 8 km N of Vina del Mar, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5341° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.9461° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 8km N of Vina del Mar, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-17 12:14:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-17 12:36:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 432 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 0.115 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us20003kkw Id of event.
Event Code 20003kkw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003kkw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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