A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The temblor was reported at 11:44:32 / 11:44 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008llx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008llx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.93 km (13 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 15:44:32 / April 28, 2017 @ 3:44 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.9464 West, latitude -33.2194 South, depth = 20.93 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Melipilla, Hacienda La Calera, Quillota (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 43 km (27 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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