A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0987 West, latitude -33.2294 South, depth = 21.99 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:50:34 / 11:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008ly3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ly3. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 04:50:34 / April 29, 2017 @ 4:50 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.99 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quillota, Limache, Villa Alemana. Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-eight, in the last 10 days ninety-one, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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