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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 43 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile



Earthquake location -33.2898S, -71.982WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.48 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 15:33:29 / April 28, 2017 @ 3:33 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008llm. Id of event: us10008llm. The temblor was picked up at 10:33:29 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.982 West, latitude -33.2898 South, depth = 21.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lampa, El Monte, Hacienda La Calera (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 43 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.982° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.2898° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 15:33:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 18:23:13 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 385 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 0.393 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us10008llm Id of event.
Event Code 10008llm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008llm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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