Shallow M6.9 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island

Shallow M6.9 earthquake hits southeast of Easter Island

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit southeast of Easter Island, South Pacific Ocean at 05:23 UTC on February 3, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 15 km (9 miles).

The epicenter was located 1 480 km (920 miles) SE of Hanga Roa, Valparaiso, Chile and 2 160 km (1 345 miles) W of Lebu, Biobio, Chile.

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

Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake, PTWC said.

Image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Regional seismicity

Featured image credit: TW/SAM, Google

Comments

André 7 months ago

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