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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 62 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile



Earthquake location -33.1734S, -72.2826WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.7 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 01:06:21 / April 29, 2017 @ 1:06 am. Exact location, longitude -72.2826° West, latitude -33.1734° South, depth = 21.7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008lwf. Unique identifier: us10008lwf. The temblor was picked up at 20:06:21 / 8:06 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Alemana, Quilpué, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cartagena (c. 16 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days eighty-nine, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.2826° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.1734° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km 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 2017-04-29 01:06:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-29 02:36:24 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 284 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 0.562 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us10008lwf Id of event.
Event Code 10008lwf An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008lwf, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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