A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -72.057 West, latitude -33.2695 South, depth = 23.63 km. The temblor was reported at 10:56:59 / 10:56 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 15:56:59 / April 28, 2017 @ 3:56 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.63 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008llu. Id of event: us10008llu.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Melipilla, Quillota (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 47 km (30 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days seventy-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 47 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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