A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 89 km W of Iquique, Chile (55 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.92 km (8 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:46:24 / 5:46 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/07/17 / 2017-07-19 22:46:24 / July 19, 2017 @ 10:46 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -70.9926° West, -20.1089° South, depth 12.92 km. Id of earthquake: us2000a0t0. Event ids that are associated: us2000a0t0.
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 89 km W of Iquique, Chile.
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