A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Valparaíso in Chile on Friday. The temblor was reported at 10:48:37 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.79 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -72.2715 West, latitude -33.0909 South, depth = 24.79 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000diw0. Unique identifier: us6000diw0. Global time and date of event 19/02/21 / 2021-02-19 10:48:37 / February 19, 2021 @ 10:48 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Limache, Villa Alemana, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Limache (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 60 km W of Valparaíso, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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