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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Valparaiso in Chile



Earthquake location -33.2224S, -71.9235WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.65 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.9235 West, latitude -33.2224 South, depth = 15.65 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 01:46:02 / April 29, 2017 @ 1:46 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008lwz. Unique identifier: us10008lwz. The temblor was reported at 21:46:02 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talagante, El Monte, Llaillay (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days eighty-eight, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 34 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.9235° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.2224° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km 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 01:46:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-29 02:21:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 18 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 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 394 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 0.311 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 68 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 us10008lwz Id of event.
Event Code 10008lwz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008lwz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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