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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Iquique in Chile

Earthquake location -19.9191S, -70.2961WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.2961° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.9191° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NNW 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 2016-02-12 22:32:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-12 23:22:22 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 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 0.382 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 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 us20004zv5 Id of event.
Event Code 20004zv5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004zv5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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