A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.79 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008kf0. Unique identifier: us10008kf0. Exact location of event, longitude -71.866 West, latitude -33.1516 South, depth = 21.79 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:28:53 / 7:28 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 23:28:53 / April 24, 2017 @ 11:28 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 47 km (30 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lampa, Llaillay, Melipilla (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 25 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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