A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000a1fa. Event ids that are associated: us2000a1fa. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 18:04:41 / July 26, 2017 @ 6:04 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 14:04:41 / 2:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.1438° West, -20.1443° South, depth 41.04 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.04 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 8 km (5 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 8 km N of Iquique, Chile.
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