A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Valparaíso in Chile on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000di67. Id of event: us7000di67. The temblor was picked up at 16:17:31 / 4:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.9608° West, latitude -32.5795° South, depth = 20.56 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/03/21 / 2021-03-11 16:17:31 / March 11, 2021 @ 4:17 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.56 km (13 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 63 km (39 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Limache, Villa Alemana, Quillota (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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