A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.26 km (11 miles). Exact location, longitude -72.029° West, latitude -33.0709° South, depth = 17.26 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 03:02:16 / April 23, 2017 @ 3:02 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jwn. Id of event: us10008jwn. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:02:16 / 10:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Melipilla, La Ligua, Hacienda La Calera (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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