A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 18:28:23 / April 28, 2017 @ 6:28 pm. Unique identifier: us10008lq0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008lq0. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:28:23 / 2:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.9245 West, latitude -33.2783 South, depth = 23.59 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.59 km (15 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Melipilla, Quillota (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake 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 (32 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 nineteen, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days eighty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
Questions or comments?
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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 38 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.