A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:09:39 / 12:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 18.23 km, -72.1358° West, -33.2268° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008lmu. Id of event: us10008lmu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 17:09:39 / April 28, 2017 @ 5:09 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 18.23 km (11 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quillota, Limache, Villa Alemana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Limache (c. 35 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days seventy-six, in the past 30 days seventy-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 51 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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