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Minor earthquake 3.9 mag, 19 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile

Earthquake location -33.1219S, -71.806WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.806 West, latitude -33.1219 South, depth = 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/19 / 2019-03-02 01:55:29 / March 2, 2019 @ 1:55 am. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:55:29 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000j9qn. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000j9qn.

The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lampa, Llaillay, Melipilla (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 19 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.806° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.1219° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km WSW 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 2019-03-02 01:55:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-02 07:22:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 234 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 0.172 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us1000j9qn Id of event.
Event Code 1000j9qn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000j9qn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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