A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 19.93 km, -72.1049° West, -33.0502° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 08:05:45 / April 24, 2017 @ 8:05 am. The temblor was detected at 03:05:45 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008k86. Event ids that are associated: us10008k86. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.93 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quillota, Limache, San Antonio (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and six, in the past 30 days one hundred and six and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 44 km W of Valparaiso, Chile.
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