A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003kum. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003kum. Exact location of event, longitude -72.174 West, latitude -32.421 South, depth = 20.25 km. Global time and date of event 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 03:04:36 / September 18, 2015 @ 3:04 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.25 km (13 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:04:36 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hacienda La Calera, Quilpué, Viña del Mar. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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