A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 16:38:23 / 4:38 pm (local time epicenter). 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 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.1218° West, -33.0796° South. Id of earthquake: us10008nnv. Event ids that are associated: us10008nnv. Global time and date of event 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 21:38:23 / April 24, 2017 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Hacienda La Calera, Quillota, Limache (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days one hundred and three and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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