A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, Southeast of Easter Island (0 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -98.4475° West, latitude -36.417° South, depth = 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 03:16:35 / August 21, 2017 @ 3:16 am. The temblor was reported at 20:16:35 / 8:16 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000abn8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abn8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Southeast of Easter Island. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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