A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 25.74 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/04/17 / 2017-04-26 15:14:01 / April 26, 2017 @ 3:14 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10008l1w. Event ids that are associated: us10008l1w. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:14:01 / 11:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.9167 West, latitude -33.2686 South, depth = 25.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Melipilla, Quillota (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fifty-seven, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 37 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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