A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/04/17 / 2017-04-24 05:28:00 / April 24, 2017 @ 5:28 am. The temblor was picked up at 00:28:00 / 12:28 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.94 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 23.94 km, -72.1852° West, -33.0835° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008k78. Unique identifier: us10008k78.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Villa Alemana, Cartagena, Quilpué (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Cartagena (c. 16 900 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-two, 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 occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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