A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1957 West, latitude -33.2149 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008lm7. Id of event: us10008lm7. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:18:42 / 11:18 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 16:18:42 / April 28, 2017 @ 4:18 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 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quillota, Limache, Villa Alemana (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Limache (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days seventy-two, in the past 30 days seventy-two and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 56 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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