A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 12:52:15 / April 23, 2017 @ 12:52 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -72.0135° West, -33.0659° South, depth 27.19 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.19 km (17 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008k0k. Id of event: us10008k0k. The temblor was detected at 07:52:15 / 7:52 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Quillota, Limache (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-one, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 36 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.
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