A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 20 km, -71.9565° West, -33.2221° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 21:01:21 / April 28, 2017 @ 9:01 pm. Unique identifier: us10008lsn. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008lsn. The temblor was detected at 16:01:21 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20 km (12 miles).
Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Melipilla, Hacienda La Calera, Quillota. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-two, in the last 10 days eighty-four, in the past 30 days eighty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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