A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/04/17 / 2017-04-28 17:41:09 / April 28, 2017 @ 5:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 20.31 km (13 miles). Exact location, longitude -72.0654° West, latitude -33.2199° South, depth = 20.31 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:41:09 / 12:41 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008lnk. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008lnk.
The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 45 km (28 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), 60 km (37 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, Quillota, Limache.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-three, in the last 10 days eighty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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