A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Iquique in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.8 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000a7mw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7mw. Global time and date of event 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 19:37:46 / August 12, 2017 @ 7:37 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 13.8 km, -71.0579° West, -20.0672° South. The temblor was picked up at 14:37:46 / 2:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 97 km (61 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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