A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Arica in Chile. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008sb8. Unique identifier: us10008sb8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/05/17 / 2017-05-14 05:33:23 / May 14, 2017 @ 5:33 am. Exact location of event, longitude -71.1058 West, latitude -18.4259 South, depth = 39.14 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.14 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:33:23 / 12:33 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Event epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ilo (c. 53 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Pacocha (c. 7 600 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacna, Pacocha, Ilo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 84 km W of Arica, Chile.
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