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Minor earthquake: M3.9 quake has struck near Vina del Mar in Chile

Earthquake location -32.636S, -71.6599WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Vina del Mar in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 16:07:18 / 4:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.72 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 20:07:18 / September 24, 2016 @ 8:07 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -71.6599° West, -32.636° South, depth 17.72 km. Unique identifier: us10006sce. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006sce.

Event epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Felipe, Llaillay, Limache (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6599° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.636° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km NNW 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 2016-09-24 20:07:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-15 00:45:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 234 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 0.314 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006sce Id of event.
Event Code 10006sce An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006sce, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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