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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag strikes near Valparaiso in Chile



Earthquake location -33.2068S, -72.1511WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Global time and date of event 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 15:58:32 / April 28, 2017 @ 3:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008lm1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008lm1. Exact location, longitude -72.1511° West, latitude -33.2068° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:58:32 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Melipilla, Hacienda La Calera, Quillota.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 52 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.1511° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.2068° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km 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 15:58:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 16:14:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 16 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 455 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 0.468 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us10008lm1 Id of event.
Event Code 10008lm1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008lm1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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