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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 45 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile

Earthquake location -33.1379S, -72.0966WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 16:58:30 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0966 West, latitude -33.1379 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008kcn. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008kcn. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 21:58:30 / April 24, 2017 @ 9:58 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Melipilla, Hacienda La Calera, Quillota (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 45 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0966° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.1379° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km WSW 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 21:58:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-24 22:21:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 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 401 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 0.402 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008kcn Id of event.
Event Code 10008kcn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008kcn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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