A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.65 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.9235 West, latitude -33.2224 South, depth = 15.65 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/04/17 / 2017-04-29 01:46:02 / April 29, 2017 @ 1:46 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008lwz. Unique identifier: us10008lwz. The temblor was reported at 21:46:02 / 9:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talagante, El Monte, Llaillay (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 41 km (25 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days eighty-eight, in the past 30 days eighty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 34 km SW of Valparaiso, Chile.
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