A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Arica in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.32 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008eui. Id of event: us70008eui. The temblor was picked up at 18:16:44 / 6:16 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.058 West, latitude -18.8203 South, depth = 76.32 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 22:16:44 / March 23, 2020 @ 10:16 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacna, Arica.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 46 km SE of Arica, Chile.
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