A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.22 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008jxc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008jxc. The temblor was detected at 23:18:26 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 21.22 km, -72.0299° West, -33.0466° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/04/17 / 2017-04-23 04:18:26 / April 23, 2017 @ 4:18 am.
The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hacienda La Calera, Quillota, San Antonio. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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