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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake southeast of Easter Island

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A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit southeast of Easter Island at 01:37 UTC on December 19, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 60 km (37 miles).

The epicenter was located 2 782 km (1 728 miles) W of Santiago, Chile and 3 590 km (2 230 miles) SW of Lima, Peru.

There are no people living within 100 km (62 miles).

The USGS issued a green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: USGS


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