A major earthquake magnitude 7.1 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 21:38:25 / April 24, 2017 @ 9:38 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Valparaiso in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:38:25 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008kce. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00ooxo40, pt17114000, us10008kce. Exact location, longitude -72.0422° West, latitude -33.0557° South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Pintana, Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile, Buin (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 137 km (85 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 143 km (89 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 130 km (81 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.
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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: 38 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.
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