A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Melipilla in Chile on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 50.22 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.2932 West, latitude -33.7077 South, depth = 50.22 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000fzux. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000fzux. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/07/18 / 2018-07-08 15:29:38 / July 8, 2018 @ 3:29 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:29:38 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 66 km (41 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rengo, San Vicente, Valparaíso (min 5000 pop).
Every 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six 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.
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