A minor earthquake magnitude 3.2 (ml/mb) strikes Near the coast of Tarapaca, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from Tarapaca in Chile on Thursday. The temblor was reported at 11:21:31 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000apkj. Unique identifier: us7000apkj. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 11:21:31 / July 16, 2020 @ 11:21 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.45 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -70.3126° West, latitude -20.1432° South, depth = 37.45 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 20 km (12 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: Near the coast of Tarapaca, Chile.
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