A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 15:17:27 / May 23, 2020 @ 3:17 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 11:17:27 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40.78 km (25 miles). Id of earthquake: us70009p4k. Event ids that are associated: us70009p4k. Exact location of event, longitude -70.3523 West, latitude -19.7518 South, depth = 40.78 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km NNW of Iquique, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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