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Minor earthquake: M3.8 quake has struck near Valparaiso in Chile



Earthquake location -33.2568S, -72.1468WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The temblor was detected at 14:11:39 / 2:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -72.1468° West, -33.2568° South, depth 23.41 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 19:11:39 / April 28, 2017 @ 7:11 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.41 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10008lqr. Event ids that are associated: us10008lqr.

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Limache (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Limache, Villa Alemana, Quilpué.

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty, in the last 10 days eighty-two, in the past 30 days eighty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.1468° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.2568° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 23.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km 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 19:11:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 19:55:14 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 0.486 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 176 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 us10008lqr Id of event.
Event Code 10008lqr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008lqr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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