A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:09:22 / 12:09 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 20.06 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.9789 West, latitude -33.2919 South, depth = 20.06 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008l82. Id of event: us10008l82. Global time and date of event 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 05:09:22 / April 27, 2017 @ 5:09 am UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 43 km (27 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), 48 km (30 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lampa, El Monte, Hacienda La Calera (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-nine, in the past 30 days fifty-nine and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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