A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Iquique in Chile. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006ptj. Unique identifier: us10006ptj. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.6457 West, latitude -20.3628 South, depth = 79.88 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.88 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:37:51 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 15:37:51 / September 15, 2016 @ 3:37 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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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