A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us10008k6u. Event ids that are associated: us10008k6u. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.79 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:54:10 / 10:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 03:54:10 / April 24, 2017 @ 3:54 am. Exact location of event, longitude -72.1349 West, latitude -33.1072 South, depth = 19.79 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Quillota, Limache (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 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), 73 km (45 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 47 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.
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