A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Arica in Chile on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:29:35 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -70.124 West, latitude -19.176 South, depth = 58.4 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 13:29:35 / April 17, 2017 @ 1:29 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.4 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10008icv. Event ids that are associated: us10008icv.
Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arica. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 79 km SSE of Arica, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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