A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Exact location of event, depth 21.02 km, -71.9998° West, -33.217° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 17:21:48 / April 28, 2017 @ 5:21 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 21.02 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:21:48 / 12:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10008ln3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008ln3.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Melipilla, Hacienda La Calera, Quillota (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 40 km (25 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), 56 km (35 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been fifteen, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days seventy-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 39 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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