A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Hacienda La Calera in Chile on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:56:26 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/18 / 2018-03-21 09:56:26 / March 21, 2018 @ 9:56 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.67 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d70s. Id of event: us1000d70s. Exact location, longitude -71.3704° West, latitude -32.7476° South, depth = 41.67 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cartagena, Chicureo Abajo, Lampa (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km WNW of Hacienda La Calera, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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