A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 13:28:19 / January 30, 2016 @ 1:28 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -72.3568° West, -33.212° South, depth 15.74 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:28:19 / 8:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.74 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004w1c. Id of event: us20004w1c.
Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (48 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Cartagena (c. 16 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Alemana, Quilpué, San Antonio. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 70 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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