A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -71.9643 West, latitude -32.9548 South, depth = 23.24 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.24 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008kw7. Id of event: us10008kw7. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:43:00 / 7:43 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/04/17 / 2017-04-26 00:43:00 / April 26, 2017 @ 12:43 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, Cartagena, Hacienda La Calera.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. 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: 32 km WNW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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