Strong Earthquake Reported Southeast As Easter Island

Earthquake location -36.1184S, -101.0192W

A earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was reported Southeast of Easter Island (0 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -101.0192 West, latitude -36.1184 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/12/18 / 2018-12-19 01:37:40 / December 19, 2018 @ 1:37 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000iuya. Unique identifier: us2000iuya. The temblor was reported at 18:37:40 / 6:37 pm (local time epicenter).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.


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