A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -70.2291° West, latitude -20.3241° South, depth = 37.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.02 km (23 miles). Global time and date of event 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 13:01:49 / April 4, 2017 @ 1:01 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:01:49 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008ea8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ea8.
Event epicenter was 15 km (9 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).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 14 km SW of Iquique, Chile.
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