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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Valparaiso in Chile

Earthquake location -33.2221S, -71.9999WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Friday. The temblor was detected at 11:21:28 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 16:21:28 / April 28, 2017 @ 4:21 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.72 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008lma. Id of event: us10008lma. Exact location of event, longitude -71.9999 West, latitude -33.2221 South, depth = 23.72 km.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quillota, Limache, Villa Alemana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 40 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.9999° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.2221° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km WSW 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 16:21:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 16:39:38 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 222 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 0.363 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 189 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 us10008lma Id of event.
Event Code 10008lma An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008lma, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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