A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Valparaíso in Chile on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, -72.0384° West, -32.8577° South, depth 14.95 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 07:58:55 / December 16, 2020 @ 7:58 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.95 km (9 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:58:55 / 7:58 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000cri4. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cri4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (30 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 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 one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km WNW of Valparaíso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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