A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Exact location of event, depth 38.55 km, -70.4376° West, -20.1626° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gg3s. Id of event: us1000gg3s. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/18 / 2018-08-23 15:59:45 / August 23, 2018 @ 3:59 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 38.55 km (24 miles). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:59:45 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique. Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km WNW of Iquique, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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