A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Iquique in Chile. The temblor was reported at 19:32:04 / 7:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004zv5. Event ids that are associated: us20004zv5. Exact location of earthquake, -70.2961° West, -19.9191° South, depth 63.64 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.64 km (40 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 22:32:04 / February 12, 2016 @ 10:32 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
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 fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 37 km NNW of Iquique, Chile.
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