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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Valparaiso in Chile



Earthquake location -33.0129S, -72.0114WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Saturday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:49:12 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -72.0114° West, -33.0129° South, depth 24.83 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jv4. Id of event: us10008jv4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.83 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 01:49:12 / April 23, 2017 @ 1:49 am UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Hacienda La Calera, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 36 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0114° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.0129° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km W 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 2017-04-23 01:49:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-23 02:18:51 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 4.6 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 312 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 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 233 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 us10008jv4 Id of event.
Event Code 10008jv4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008jv4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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