A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.65 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -71.826° West, -32.5969° South, depth 18.65 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/05/16 / 2016-05-01 01:15:43 / May 1, 2016 @ 1:15 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 20:15:43 / 8:15 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005csg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005csg.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Limache, Villa Alemana, Quillota (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (34 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 52 km NNW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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