A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Valparaíso in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.54 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000divm. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000divm. Exact location of event, depth 22.54 km, -71.8906° West, -33.2073° South. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:00:26 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 16:00:26 / March 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm.
The epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Melipilla (c. 63 100 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Monte, Llaillay, Lampa (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 30 km SW of Valparaíso, Chile.
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