A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008lev. Unique identifier: us10008lev. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:17:32 / 4:17 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.13 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.9977 West, latitude -33.2601 South, depth = 20.13 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 21:17:32 / April 27, 2017 @ 9:17 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Melipilla, Quillota. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty-three, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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