A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 02:36:05 / April 23, 2017 @ 2:36 am. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:36:05 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -72.085° West, -33.0393° South, depth 9.78 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 9.78 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jvr. Id of event: us10008jvr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lampa, Melipilla, Llaillay.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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