A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Valparaíso in Chile. Exact location, longitude -71.7035° West, latitude -32.7197° South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/10/20 / 2020-10-08 04:28:55 / October 8, 2020 @ 4:28 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c6m9. Id of event: us6000c6m9. The temblor was detected at 04:28:55 / 4:28 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cartagena, San Felipe, Llaillay (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km N of Valparaíso, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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