A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Saturday. Event id: us10008juc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008juc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:46:42 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 22:46:42 / April 22, 2017 @ 10:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.6 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10.6 km, -72.1389° West, -32.9719° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Ligua, Hacienda La Calera, San Antonio (min 5000 pop).
Every 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 one and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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: 48 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.
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