A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Melipilla in Chile on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.3382 West, latitude -33.9472 South, depth = 50.89 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/07/17 / 2017-07-16 08:19:31 / July 16, 2017 @ 8:19 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:19:31 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009wr2. Id of event: us20009wr2. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.89 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chimbarongo, Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile, Lampa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km SSW of Melipilla, Chile.
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