A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:49:40 / 11:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 15:49:40 / April 28, 2017 @ 3:49 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008llp. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008llp. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8539 West, latitude -33.189 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Peñaflor (c. 65 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Peñaflor, Talagante, La Ligua (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 26 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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