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Light earthquake 4 mag, 30 km WNW of Valparaiso, Chile



Earthquake location -32.9575S, -71.9427WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Event id: us10008kvy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008kvy. 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 22.68 km (14 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/04/17 / 2017-04-25 23:58:11 / April 25, 2017 @ 11:58 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -71.9427° West, -32.9575° South, depth 22.68 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:58:11 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, San Antonio, Cartagena (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 30 km WNW of Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.9427° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.9575° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km 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 23:58:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-26 00:13:17 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 246 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 0.264 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us10008kvy Id of event.
Event Code 10008kvy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008kvy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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