A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.65 km (19 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/03/17 / 2017-03-17 08:02:57 / March 17, 2017 @ 8:02 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -71.7473 West, latitude -32.4478 South, depth = 30.65 km. Id of earthquake: us20008smr. Event ids that are associated: us20008smr. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:02:57 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Felipe, Llaillay, Limache (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km W of La Ligua, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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