A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Arica in Chile. Unique identifier: us10008nz2. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008nz2. Exact location of earthquake, -71.069° West, -18.532° South, depth 22.7 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/05/17 / 2017-05-03 19:08:22 / May 3, 2017 @ 7:08 pm. The temblor was detected at 14:08:22 / 2:08 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 22.7 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arica. The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 81 km W of Arica, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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