A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.806 West, latitude -33.1219 South, depth = 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/19 / 2019-03-02 01:55:29 / March 2, 2019 @ 1:55 am. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:55:29 / 9:55 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000j9qn. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000j9qn.
The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lampa, Llaillay, Melipilla (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year.
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