A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes Easter Island region (0 miles) on Sunday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/09/16 / 2016-09-12 06:51:55 / September 12, 2016 @ 6:51 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:51:55 / 10:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -112.5644 West, latitude -28.7688 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006nyk. Id of event: us10006nyk.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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: Easter Island region.
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