A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Saturday. Unique identifier: us20005l9a. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005l9a. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 91.78 km (57 miles). The temblor was detected at 18:23:43 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/04/16 / 2016-04-23 21:23:43 / April 23, 2016 @ 9:23 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.3275 West, latitude -19.988 South, depth = 91.78 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 89 km ENE of Iquique, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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