A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qra. Id of event: us10004qra. The temblor was detected at 06:18:42 / 6:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -69.2314° West, latitude -20.3165° South, depth = 102.75 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 102.75 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/16 / 2016-02-18 09:18:42 / February 18, 2016 @ 9:18 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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