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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Valparaiso in Chile



Earthquake location -33.0851S, -71.8163WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.63 km (17 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:03:43 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.8163° West, -33.0851° South, depth 26.63 km. Id of earthquake: us10008kcv. Event ids that are associated: us10008kcv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (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 22:03:43 / April 24, 2017 @ 10:03 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Monte, Lampa, La Ligua (min 5000 pop).

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

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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 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: 18 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8163° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.0851° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km 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 22:03:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-25 00:09:04 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 369 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 0.162 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us10008kcv Id of event.
Event Code 10008kcv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008kcv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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