A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 03:50:50 / April 24, 2017 @ 3:50 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.74 km (12 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008k6g. Id of event: us10008k6g. The temblor was reported at 22:50:50 / 10:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -72.1341° West, -33.074° South, depth 18.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Quillota, Limache (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 47 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.
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