A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -71.9445° West, -32.9867° South, depth 24.44 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:10:04 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.44 km (15 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 03:10:04 / April 23, 2017 @ 3:10 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10008jwi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jwi.
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), 47 km (29 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Ligua, San Antonio, Hacienda La Calera.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-eight, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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