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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Valparaiso in Chile



Earthquake location -33.189S, -71.8539WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:49:40 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 15:49:40 / April 28, 2017 @ 3:49 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008llp. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008llp. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8539 West, latitude -33.189 South, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Peñaflor (c. 65 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Peñaflor, Talagante, La Ligua (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

Questions or comments?

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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8539° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.189° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km 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 15:49:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 16:16:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 416 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 0.245 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008llp Id of event.
Event Code 10008llp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008llp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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