A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, offshore Valparaiso, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Valparaiso, Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.96 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 01:55:05 / April 27, 2017 @ 1:55 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.7838 West, latitude -33.1379 South, depth = 29.96 km. The temblor was reported at 01:55:05 / 1:55 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008l75. Id of event: us10008l75.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 25 km (16 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lampa, Llaillay, Melipilla (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixty-two, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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