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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Valparaiso in Chile

Earthquake location -33.3048S, -71.9158WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. 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: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 16:27:27 / April 28, 2017 @ 4:27 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.32 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 12:27:27 / 12:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.9158° West, -33.3048° South, depth 27.32 km. Id of earthquake: us10008lme. Event ids that are associated: us10008lme.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hacienda La Calera, Quillota, Melipilla.

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

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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 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: 39 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.9158° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.3048° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.32 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SW 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 2017-04-28 16:27:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 17:12:08 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 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 0.365 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 169 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008lme Id of event.
Event Code 10008lme An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008lme, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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