A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, offshore Valparaiso, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Valparaiso, Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008t6f. Id of event: us10008t6f. Exact location, longitude -72.3911° West, latitude -33.0161° South, depth = 11.72 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:44:54 / 12:44 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.72 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/05/17 / 2017-05-18 00:44:54 / May 18, 2017 @ 12:44 am.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quilpué, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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