A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 12.23 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/02/19 / 2019-02-21 07:37:49 / February 21, 2019 @ 7:37 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jl0v. Unique identifier: us2000jl0v. The temblor was reported at 02:37:49 / 2:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.6929° West, -20.8504° South, depth 12.23 km.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique. Earthquake epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 90 km SW of Iquique, Chile.
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