A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Iquique in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 19:06:12 / 7:06 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70009p8s. Event ids that are associated: us70009p8s. Exact location of event, longitude -69.7838 West, latitude -19.5787 South, depth = 76.25 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 23:06:12 / May 23, 2020 @ 11:06 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 76.25 km (47 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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