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Moderate earthquake: M5.7 quake has struck near Valparaiso in Chile

Earthquake location -33.1204S, -71.8243WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Global time and date of event 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 16:05:55 / April 28, 2017 @ 4:05 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -71.8243° West, -33.1204° South, depth 14.31 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.31 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008lm3. Unique identifier: us10008lm3. The temblor was reported at 12:05:55 / 12:05 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santiago, San Felipe, Chicureo Abajo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 116 km (72 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 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 eight, in the last 10 days seventy, in the past 30 days seventy and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. 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: 20 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8243° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.1204° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km 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 16:05:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-28 16:26:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 10 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.69 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 504 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 0.563 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us10008lm3 Id of event.
Event Code 10008lm3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008lm3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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