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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near offshore Valparaiso, Chile



Earthquake location -32.9722S, -72.0372WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes offshore Valparaiso, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Valparaiso, Chile on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 21:46:04 / April 24, 2017 @ 9:46 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.05 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008kcs. Event ids that are associated: us10008kcs. The temblor was picked up at 21:46:04 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -72.0372 West, latitude -32.9722 South, depth = 22.05 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Llaillay, La Ligua, San Antonio. The epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: offshore Valparaiso, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0372° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.9722° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place offshore 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 21:46:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-24 22:08:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 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 386 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 0.339 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 159 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 us10008kcs Id of event.
Event Code 10008kcs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008kcs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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