A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.48 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 15:33:29 / April 28, 2017 @ 3:33 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008llm. Id of event: us10008llm. The temblor was picked up at 10:33:29 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.982 West, latitude -33.2898 South, depth = 21.48 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lampa, El Monte, Hacienda La Calera (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days seventy-nine, in the past 30 days seventy-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 43 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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