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Light earthquake 4 mag, 58 km W of Valparaiso, Chile



Earthquake location -33.0145S, -72.2556WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The temblor was detected at 06:22:01 / 6:22 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008km0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008km0. Exact location, longitude -72.2556° West, latitude -33.0145° South, depth = 18.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/04/17 / 2017-04-25 11:22:01 / April 25, 2017 @ 11:22 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.56 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Antonio, Cartagena, Villa Alemana. Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Cartagena (c. 16 900 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 58 km W of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.2556° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.0145° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km 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 11:22:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-26 05:14:23 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 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 0.519 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 200 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 us10008km0 Id of event.
Event Code 10008km0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008km0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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