A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Putre in Chile. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:03:27 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.53 km (65 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/03/17 / 2017-03-19 10:03:27 / March 19, 2017 @ 10:03 am. Exact location, longitude -69.6255° West, latitude -18.6308° South, depth = 104.53 km. Id of earthquake: us20008t5i. Event ids that are associated: us20008t5i.
Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arica (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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: 48 km S of Putre, Chile.
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