A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -69.9683 West, latitude -20.3419 South, depth = 53.57 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.57 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 03:13:19 / April 1, 2016 @ 3:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:13:19 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005du6. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005du6.
Event epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearby 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.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 22 km SE of Iquique, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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