A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 22:43:55 / April 24, 2017 @ 10:43 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:43:55 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.9315° West, latitude -33.1237° South, depth = 20.88 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ke3. Id of event: us10008ke3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 20.88 km (13 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Llaillay, Melipilla, Hacienda La Calera (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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