A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Iquique in Chile. The temblor was reported at 16:27:28 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.37 km (16 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004wds. Id of event: us20004wds. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 21:27:28 / February 1, 2016 @ 9:27 pm. Exact location of event, depth 26.37 km, -70.552° West, -20.1618° South.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique. Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 43 km W of Iquique, Chile.
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