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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Valparaiso in Chile



Earthquake location -33.1415S, -71.7774WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 31.8 km, -71.7774° West, -33.1415° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 02:36:24 / April 29, 2017 @ 2:36 am. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:36:24 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 31.8 km (20 miles). Event id: us10008lxe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008lxe.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lampa, Llaillay, Melipilla. Event epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days ninety-two, in the past 30 days ninety-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 18 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7774° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.1415° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km 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 2017-04-29 02:36:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-29 21:52:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 222 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 0.166 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008lxe Id of event.
Event Code 10008lxe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008lxe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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