A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The temblor was reported at 23:26:24 / 11:26 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003jy7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jy7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 16.43 km (10 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 04:26:24 / October 3, 2015 @ 4:26 am. Exact location of earthquake, -72.2191° West, -32.836° South, depth 16.43 km.
Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Limache, Quillota.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 eleven, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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