A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.1 km (14 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 22:21:56 / April 24, 2017 @ 10:21 pm. The temblor was picked up at 17:21:56 / 5:21 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008kdi. Event ids that are associated: us10008kdi. Exact location of event, longitude -72.1331 West, latitude -32.9743 South, depth = 22.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, San Antonio, Quillota (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 48 km (30 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), 85 km (53 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 47 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.
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