A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Arica in Chile. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:17:32 / 12:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.5217 West, latitude -18.3843 South, depth = 73.87 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/10/18 / 2018-10-19 05:17:32 / October 19, 2018 @ 5:17 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.87 km (46 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000he9f. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000he9f.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacna, Arica. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 25 km WNW of Arica, Chile.
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