A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Arica in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.9 km (33 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -70.5761 West, latitude -19.1337 South, depth = 53.9 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 04:05:48 / 4:05 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 09:05:48 / February 18, 2020 @ 9:05 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us70007sal. Unique identifier: us70007sal.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arica.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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 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: 78 km SSW of Arica, Chile.
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