A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Easter Island region (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 06:51:08 / September 17, 2015 @ 6:51 am. The temblor was detected at 22:51:08 / 10:51 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003j4r. Unique identifier: us10003j4r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -114.9653 West, latitude -23.4819 South, depth = 10 km.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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