A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Cartagena in Chile. The temblor was detected at 20:08:35 / 8:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.9906° West, latitude -33.3534° South, depth = 19.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008lwq. Event ids that are associated: us10008lwq. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.61 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 01:08:35 / April 29, 2017 @ 1:08 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hacienda La Calera, Quillota, Melipilla.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days eighty-six, in the past 30 days eighty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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