A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Iquique in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.59 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, depth 18.59 km, -70.8376° West, -20.2611° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/17 / 2017-09-12 22:28:45 / September 12, 2017 @ 10:28 pm. The temblor was reported at 17:28:45 / 5:28 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000al5m. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000al5m.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km W of Iquique, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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