A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Iquique in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aq5p. Id of event: us7000aq5p. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 05:40:36 / July 17, 2020 @ 5:40 am. The temblor was picked up at 05:40:36 / 5:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 73.82 km, -70.1399° West, -20.2353° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 73.82 km (46 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 2 km (1 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-five 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: 2 km SSE of Iquique, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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