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Minor earthquake, 3 mag strikes near Valparaiso in Chile

Earthquake location -33.0706S, -72.2098WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 20:42:03 / April 23, 2017 @ 8:42 pm. The temblor was reported at 15:42:03 / 3:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -72.2098° West, latitude -33.0706° South, depth = 18.41 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.41 km (11 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008k3k. Id of event: us10008k3k.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Alemana, Cartagena, Quilpué (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Cartagena (c. 16 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km W of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.2098° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.0706° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km 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 20:42:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-04 15:32:32 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 138 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 0.483 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 180 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 us10008k3k Id of event.
Event Code 10008k3k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008k3k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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