A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Unique identifier: us10008jum. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008jum. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.48 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:57:11 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 23:57:11 / April 22, 2017 @ 11:57 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -72.1486 West, latitude -33.0285 South, depth = 19.48 km.
Epicenter of the event was 56 km (35 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Quillota, Limache (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 48 km W of Valparaiso, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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