A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 16:27:27 / April 28, 2017 @ 4:27 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.32 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 12:27:27 / 12:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.9158° West, -33.3048° South, depth 27.32 km. Id of earthquake: us10008lme. Event ids that are associated: us10008lme.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 46 km (29 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hacienda La Calera, Quillota, Melipilla.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days seventy-four, in the past 30 days seventy-four and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 39 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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