A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.9963 West, latitude -33.0335 South, depth = 19.89 km. The temblor was detected at 21:52:37 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.89 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 02:52:37 / April 23, 2017 @ 2:52 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jvx. Id of event: us10008jvx.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Llaillay, La Ligua, Hacienda La Calera (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 34 km W of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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