A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Id of earthquake: us2000as71. Event ids that are associated: us2000as71. Exact location of earthquake, -70.8955° West, -19.9851° South, depth 13.88 km. Global time and date of event 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 22:57:38 / September 20, 2017 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.88 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:57:38 / 5:57 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 82 km WNW of Iquique, Chile.
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