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Minor earthquake, 3.1 mag was detected near Valparaiso in Chile

Earthquake location -32.9881S, -72.0323WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -72.0323° West, -32.9881° South, depth 20.79 km. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:52:31 / 4:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 21:52:31 / April 23, 2017 @ 9:52 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.79 km (13 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008k42. Unique identifier: us10008k42.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 45 km (28 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hacienda La Calera, San Antonio, Cartagena.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km W of Valparaiso, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0323° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.9881° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km W 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 2017-04-23 21:52:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-03 21:59:02 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 148 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 0.333 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008k42 Id of event.
Event Code 10008k42 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008k42, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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