A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -72.096° West, latitude -33.2137° South, depth = 19.89 km. 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: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 08:30:42 / April 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19.89 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008lyw. Unique identifier: us10008lyw. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:30:42 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quillota, Limache, Villa Alemana. Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days ninety, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 47 km WSW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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