A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.63 km (17 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:03:43 / 6:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.8163° West, -33.0851° South, depth 26.63 km. Id of earthquake: us10008kcv. Event ids that are associated: us10008kcv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 22:03:43 / April 24, 2017 @ 10:03 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Monte, Lampa, La Ligua (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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