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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Valparaiso in Chile



Earthquake location -33.1072S, -72.1349WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us10008k6u. Event ids that are associated: us10008k6u. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.79 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:54:10 / 10:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 03:54:10 / April 24, 2017 @ 3:54 am. Exact location of event, longitude -72.1349 West, latitude -33.1072 South, depth = 19.79 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Quillota, Limache (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 47 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.1349° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.1072° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km 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 2017-04-24 03:54:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-24 04:40:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 313 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 0.426 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us10008k6u Id of event.
Event Code 10008k6u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008k6u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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