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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag was detected near Valparaiso in Chile

Earthquake location -33.2469S, -71.9968WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Event id: us10008llg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008llg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 15:30:05 / April 28, 2017 @ 3:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.9968° West, latitude -33.2469° South, depth = 20.41 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.41 km (13 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:30:05 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lo Prado, La Ligua, Peñaflor. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 120 km (75 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Peñaflor (c. 65 500 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 41 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.9968° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.2469° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.41 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 15:30:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 15:50:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 89 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.32 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 589 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 0.375 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008llg Id of event.
Event Code 10008llg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008llg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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