A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 132 km E of Iquique, Chile (82 miles) on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 15:13:20 / August 20, 2017 @ 3:13 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -68.8835° West, -20.3232° South, depth 95.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 95.1 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:13:20 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000a9xt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9xt.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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