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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Iquique in Chile

Earthquake location -20.6407S, -70.7931WA 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 82 km SW of Iquique, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.7931° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.6407° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km SW of Iquique, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-17 07:01:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-17 07:15:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 312 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.578 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 155 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003pb9 Id of event.
Event Code 10003pb9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003pb9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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