A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Saturday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:17:11 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -72.0987 West, latitude -32.9664 South, depth = 20.02 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.02 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us100095r7. Event ids that are associated: us100095r7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 01/07/17 / 2017-07-01 17:17:11 / July 1, 2017 @ 5:17 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 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), 83 km (52 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hacienda La Calera, San Antonio, Quillota (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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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