A earthquake magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Putre in Chile. Exact location, longitude -69.6165° West, latitude -18.8879° South, depth = 110.82 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:06:42 / 9:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/18 / 2018-01-21 01:06:42 / January 21, 2018 @ 1:06 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000cm0f. Event ids that are associated: us2000cm0f. 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 110.82 km (69 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacna, Arica. Epicenter of the event was 118 km (73 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop).
There are an estimated 135 quakes 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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. 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: 76 km S of Putre, Chile.
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