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Major earthquake, 7.1 mag has occurred near Valparaiso in Chile



Earthquake location -33.0557S, -72.0422WA major earthquake magnitude 7.1 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 21:38:25 / April 24, 2017 @ 9:38 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Valparaiso in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:38:25 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008kce. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ooxo40, pt17114000, us10008kce. Exact location, longitude -72.0422° West, latitude -33.0557° South, depth = 10 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Pintana, Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile, Buin (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 137 km (85 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 143 km (89 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 38 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0422° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.0557° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km 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 21:38:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-24 21:55:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.8 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 1 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 781 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 ,at,pt,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 0.341 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us10008kce Id of event.
Event Code 10008kce An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ooxo40,pt17114000,us10008kce, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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