A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 16:58:30 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0966 West, latitude -33.1379 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008kcn. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008kcn. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 21:58:30 / April 24, 2017 @ 9:58 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Melipilla, Hacienda La Calera, Quillota (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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