A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 11:15:39 / May 18, 2020 @ 11:15 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.0616 West, latitude -19.9537 South, depth = 49.07 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:15:39 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70009jla. Event ids that are associated: us70009jla. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 49.07 km (30 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km NNE of Iquique, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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