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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Valparaiso in Chile

Earthquake location -33.0339S, -72.0603WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/19 / 2019-05-27 15:25:24 / May 27, 2019 @ 3:25 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.84 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 10:25:24 / 10:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60003sr2. Event ids that are associated: us60003sr2. Exact location, longitude -72.0603° West, latitude -33.0339° South, depth = 16.84 km.

The epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 40 km (25 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), 75 km (47 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Nearby 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 Hacienda La Calera, Quillota, San Antonio.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 40 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0603° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.0339° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km 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 2019-05-27 15:25:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-27 16:05:43 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 298 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 0.355 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 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 mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60003sr2 Id of event.
Event Code 60003sr2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003sr2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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