A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.3101 West, latitude -32.9189 South, depth = 17.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/04/17 / 2017-04-25 05:56:26 / April 25, 2017 @ 5:56 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 17.4 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:56:26 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008kj5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008kj5.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa Alemana, Quilpué, Viña del Mar (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-nine, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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: 65 km WNW of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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