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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Valparaiso in Chile



Earthquake location -33.0777S, -71.8717WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:27:04 / 7:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.84 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20009lxk. Event ids that are associated: us20009lxk. Exact location of earthquake, -71.8717° West, -33.0777° South, depth 24.84 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/06/17 / 2017-06-12 11:27:04 / June 12, 2017 @ 11:27 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lampa, La Ligua, Melipilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 23 km W of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8717° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.0777° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km 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 2017-06-12 11:27:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-12 11:48:54 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 370 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 0.204 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us20009lxk Id of event.
Event Code 20009lxk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009lxk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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