A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 14:54:55 / April 18, 2016 @ 2:54 pm. Exact location of event, depth 45.7 km, -71.37° West, -32.602° South. Event id: us10005hz0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005hz0. The temblor was detected at 11:54:55 / 11:54 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.7 km (28 miles).
The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Andes, San Felipe, Valparaíso (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 21 km SW of La Ligua, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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