A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.96 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 14:40:09 / 2:40 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 19:40:09 / April 23, 2017 @ 7:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1484 West, latitude -33.0437 South, depth = 15.96 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008k2i. Unique identifier: us10008k2i.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). 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), 79 km (49 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Llaillay, Melipilla, La Ligua.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 48 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.
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