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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Valparaiso in Chile

Earthquake location -33.0437S, -72.1484WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.96 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:40:09 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 19:40:09 / April 23, 2017 @ 7:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1484 West, latitude -33.0437 South, depth = 15.96 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008k2i. Unique identifier: us10008k2i.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Llaillay, Melipilla, La Ligua.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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. 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: 48 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.1484° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.0437° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km 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 19:40:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-23 20:03:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 15 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.83 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 492 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 0.429 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 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 mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008k2i Id of event.
Event Code 10008k2i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008k2i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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