A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 23:54:44 / April 24, 2017 @ 11:54 pm. Unique identifier: us10008kfg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008kfg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.973° West, -33.2664° South, depth 17.76 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 17.76 km (11 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:54:44 / 6:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Melipilla, Quillota (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 40 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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