A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Unique identifier: us10008jw7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008jw7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 21.25 km (13 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:43:18 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 02:43:18 / April 23, 2017 @ 2:43 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.96 West, latitude -33.0192 South, depth = 21.25 km.
The epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Llaillay, La Ligua, Hacienda La Calera.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-three 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.
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