A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Putre in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.7082 West, latitude -18.184 South, depth = 147.04 km. The temblor was picked up at 00:36:01 / 12:36 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jkc2. Id of event: us1000jkc2. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/03/19 / 2019-03-15 04:36:01 / March 15, 2019 @ 4:36 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 147.04 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arica, Tacna.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 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: 15 km W of Putre, Chile.
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