A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Arica in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 11:42:18 / December 26, 2015 @ 11:42 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 52.45 km (33 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:42:18 / 8:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.1454° West, -18.4087° South, depth 52.45 km. Unique identifier: us10004apz. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004apz.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tacna, Arica. The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 18 km ENE of Arica, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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