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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Valparaiso in Chile

Earthquake location -33.1237S, -71.9315WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 22:43:55 / April 24, 2017 @ 10:43 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:43:55 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.9315° West, latitude -33.1237° South, depth = 20.88 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ke3. Id of event: us10008ke3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 20.88 km (13 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Llaillay, Melipilla, Hacienda La Calera (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.9315° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.1237° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km 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 22:43:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-25 00:32:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 0.266 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 103 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 us10008ke3 Id of event.
Event Code 10008ke3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ke3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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