A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Friday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004itm. Id of event: us70004itm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.53 km (17 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -70.5132° West, -20.7767° South, depth 27.53 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:24:37 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/07/19 / 2019-07-12 07:24:37 / July 12, 2019 @ 7:24 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 72 km SSW of Iquique, Chile.
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