A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -72.2583° West, latitude -33.073° South, depth = 17.15 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/05/17 / 2017-05-03 16:50:21 / May 3, 2017 @ 4:50 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008nw6. Id of event: us10008nw6. 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 17.15 km (11 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:50:21 / 11:50 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 66 km (41 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Limache (c. 35 900 pop). 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 Limache, San Antonio, Villa Alemana.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eighty-three, in the past 30 days ninety-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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