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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, offshore Valparaiso, Chile



Earthquake location -32.9458S, -72.0534WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, offshore Valparaiso, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Valparaiso, Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 22.04 km, -72.0534° West, -32.9458° South. Event id: us10008s71. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008s71. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/05/17 / 2017-05-13 16:54:46 / May 13, 2017 @ 4:54 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.04 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:54:46 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Llaillay, La Ligua, San Antonio. Event epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: offshore Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0534° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.9458° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place offshore 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 2017-05-13 16:54:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-05-13 17:12:19 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 416 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 0.358 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10008s71 Id of event.
Event Code 10008s71 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008s71, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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