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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Valparaiso in Chile

Earthquake location -32.9294S, -72.1836WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us10008klh. Event ids that are associated: us10008klh. Exact location of event, depth 17.79 km, -72.1836° West, -32.9294° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:24:34 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.79 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/04/17 / 2017-04-25 10:24:34 / April 25, 2017 @ 10:24 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, San Antonio, Cartagena. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. 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: 53 km WNW of Valparaiso, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.1836° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.9294° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km WNW 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 2017-04-25 10:24:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-26 05:39:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 271 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 0.468 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008klh Id of event.
Event Code 10008klh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008klh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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