Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits southern East Pacific Rise

Shallow M6.7 earthquake hits southern East Pacific Rise

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.7 hit southern East Pacific Rise at 00:42 UTC on May 19, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles).

The epicenter was located 660 km (410 miles) S of Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Chile.

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

There is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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

Regional seismicity

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