A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Arica in Chile. Unique identifier: us10008iis. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008iis. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 66.93 km (42 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:11:55 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.0166 West, latitude -19.2135 South, depth = 66.93 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 07:11:55 / April 18, 2017 @ 7:11 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arica (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 87 km SSE of Arica, Chile.
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