A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Putre in Chile. The temblor was reported at 02:18:04 / 2:18 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70005rv1. Event ids that are associated: us70005rv1. Exact location of earthquake, -69.4218° West, -18.083° South, depth 134.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 08/10/19 / 2019-10-08 06:18:04 / October 8, 2019 @ 6:18 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 134.69 km (84 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arica, Tacna (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 19 km NE of Putre, Chile.
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