A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 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 earthquake, longitude -71.7625 West, latitude -32.6601 South, depth = 24.04 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.04 km (15 miles). The temblor was detected at 10:09:03 / 10:09 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20004v7k. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004v7k. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 15:09:03 / January 27, 2016 @ 3:09 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Llaillay, Limache, Villa Alemana. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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