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Strong earthquake, 6.7 mag has occurred near Valparaiso in Chile

Earthquake location -33S, -72WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. A tsunami warning has been issued near Valparaiso in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 21:38:24 / April 24, 2017 @ 9:38 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: at00ooxo40, pt17114000. Unique identifier: at00ooxo40. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:38:24 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -72° West, -33° South, depth 33 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santiago, Los Andes, Chicureo Abajo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 136 km (84 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 128 km (80 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 124 km (77 miles) from Peñaflor (c. 65 500 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 35 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km 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 21:38:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-24 21:52:51 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 696 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 35 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107.99999136 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00ooxo40 Id of event.
Event Code 00ooxo40 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00ooxo40,pt17114000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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