A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Valparaíso in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -72.0415° West, -32.852° South, depth 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 06:50:38 / December 16, 2020 @ 6:50 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:50:38 / 6:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crht. Id of event: us7000crht. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Antonio, La Ligua, Cartagena.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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