A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 15.46 km, -72.4274° West, -33.2928° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.46 km (10 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 17:07:20 / October 12, 2015 @ 5:07 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:07:20 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003n28. Event ids that are associated: us10003n28.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Cartagena (c. 16 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quilpué, Viña del Mar, San Antonio (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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.
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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: 79 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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