A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes Southeast of Easter Island (0 miles) on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 22:04:15 / April 20, 2017 @ 10:04 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -98.4769 West, latitude -36.3696 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us10008jej. Event ids that are associated: us10008jej. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:04:15 / 3:04 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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: Southeast of Easter Island.
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