A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Iquique in Chile. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:03:09 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003q0f. Event ids that are associated: us10003q0f. Exact location of earthquake, -70.7029° West, -20.5453° South, depth 18.8 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 19:03:09 / October 20, 2015 @ 7:03 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.8 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 69 km (43 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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