A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Friday. The temblor was detected at 11:21:28 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 16:21:28 / April 28, 2017 @ 4:21 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.72 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008lma. Id of event: us10008lma. Exact location of event, longitude -71.9999 West, latitude -33.2221 South, depth = 23.72 km.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quillota, Limache, Villa Alemana (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 47 km (29 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 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 in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 40 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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