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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 59 km WNW of Valparaiso, Chile



Earthquake location -32.836S, -72.2191WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The temblor was reported at 23:26:24 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003jy7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jy7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 16.43 km (10 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 04:26:24 / October 3, 2015 @ 4:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, -72.2191° West, -32.836° South, depth 16.43 km.

Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Limache, Quillota.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 59 km WNW of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.2191° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.836° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 59km WNW of Valparaiso, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-03 04:26:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 05:15:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 298 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 0.523 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us10003jy7 Id of event.
Event Code 10003jy7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jy7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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