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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Valparaiso in Chile



Earthquake location -33.2885S, -71.9598WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 17:41:49 / April 28, 2017 @ 5:41 pm. The temblor was detected at 12:41:49 / 12:41 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008lnm. Event ids that are associated: us10008lnm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.9598 West, latitude -33.2885 South, depth = 20.51 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.51 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Peñaflor (c. 65 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Peñaflor, Llaillay, Talagante (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days seventy-nine, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 41 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.9598° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.2885° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km 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 17:41:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 18:36:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.8 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 419 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 0.378 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us10008lnm Id of event.
Event Code 10008lnm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008lnm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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