A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, Southeast of Easter Island (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 02:43:29 / February 18, 2017 @ 2:43 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -102.9182° West, -35.6275° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20008klu. Event ids that are associated: us20008klu. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:43:29 / 7:43 pm (local time epicenter).
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 two and in the last 365 days six 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.
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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: Southeast of Easter Island.
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