A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -71.6981 West, latitude -32.7707 South, depth = 27.12 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.12 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20003zyf. Unique identifier: us20003zyf. Global time and date of event 27/10/15 / 2015-10-27 18:32:30 / October 27, 2015 @ 6:32 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 15:32:30 / 3:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 31 km (19 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Close 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 San Antonio, San Felipe, Cartagena.
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 30 km NNW of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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