A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Arica in Chile on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/21 / 2021-01-10 03:27:50 / January 10, 2021 @ 3:27 am. Exact location of earthquake, -69.5537° West, -18.5665° South, depth 118.5 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:27:50 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000d74n. Event ids that are associated: us6000d74n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 118.5 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 96 km (60 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacna, Arica (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 79 km E of Arica, Chile.
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