A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Saturday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:49:12 / 8:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -72.0114° West, -33.0129° South, depth 24.83 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jv4. Id of event: us10008jv4. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.83 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 01:49:12 / April 23, 2017 @ 1:49 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Hacienda La Calera, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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