A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Valparaíso in Chile on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 21:43:53 / January 5, 2021 @ 9:43 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5wq. Unique identifier: us6000d5wq. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.2262° West, -33.0434° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:43:53 / 9:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Quillota, Limache, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 55 km W of Valparaíso, Chile.
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