A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/07/20 / 2020-07-07 03:50:36 / July 7, 2020 @ 3:50 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -70.4766 West, latitude -20.5531 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:50:36 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000aj9c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aj9c.
The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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. 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 50 km SW of Iquique, Chile.
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