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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Valparaiso in Chile



Earthquake location -33.1266S, -72.2148WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 23.38 km (15 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.2148 West, latitude -33.1266 South, depth = 23.38 km. The temblor was detected at 22:02:22 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008khr. Event ids that are associated: us10008khr. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/04/17 / 2017-04-25 03:02:22 / April 25, 2017 @ 3:02 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quillota, Limache, Villa Alemana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 63 km (39 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Limache (c. 35 900 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 55 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.2148° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.1266° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km 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 2017-04-25 03:02:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-26 04:57:27 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 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 326 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 0.495 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 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 us10008khr Id of event.
Event Code 10008khr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008khr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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