A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 08:24:40 / April 27, 2017 @ 8:24 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.87 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008l8p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008l8p. Exact location of event, depth 20.87 km, -71.9474° West, -33.2566° South. The temblor was detected at 03:24:40 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lampa, Hacienda La Calera, Melipilla (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days sixty-one, in the past 30 days sixty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 38 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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