A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Thursday. Event id: us10003ji6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003ji6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.71 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 11:47:54 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -72.0814° West, latitude -32.8054° South, depth = 13.71 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 16:47:54 / October 1, 2015 @ 4:47 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Hacienda La Calera, Limache (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km WNW of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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