Shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Easter Island region

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A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit the Easter Island region at 19:17 UTC on July 12, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).

The epicenter was located about 698.2 km (433.8 miles) NW of Hanga Roa, Chile.

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.

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

easter island region m6.6 earthquake july 12 2022 location map
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