A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Saturday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:01:27 / 2:01 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 07:01:27 / October 17, 2015 @ 7:01 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10003pb9. Event ids that are associated: us10003pb9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.7931 West, latitude -20.6407 South, depth = 14.28 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.28 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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