A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes offshore Valparaiso, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Valparaiso, Chile on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -72.2918° West, -33.7388° South, depth 12.05 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us100097jl. Unique identifier: us100097jl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.05 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 03:04:48 / 3:04 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/07/17 / 2017-07-07 03:04:48 / July 7, 2017 @ 3:04 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Melipilla, Valparaíso, Cartagena. Epicenter of the event was 99 km (62 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Cartagena (c. 16 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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