A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Putre in Chile. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:57:08 / 11:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/03/19 / 2019-03-27 03:57:08 / March 27, 2019 @ 3:57 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jm80. Id of event: us1000jm80. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -69.4268° West, -18.4662° South, depth 128.71 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128.71 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tacna, Arica (min 5000 pop).
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 five and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 32 km SSE of Putre, Chile.
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