A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Villa Alemana in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, -71.387° West, -33.213° South, depth 55.9 km. Event id: us10004rzg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rzg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/16 / 2016-02-23 10:29:15 / February 23, 2016 @ 10:29 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 55.9 km (35 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:29:15 / 7:29 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Paine, Puente Alto, La Ligua (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km S of Villa Alemana, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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