A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Id of earthquake: us7000aqqk. Event ids that are associated: us7000aqqk. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:17:37 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/07/20 / 2020-07-18 03:17:37 / July 18, 2020 @ 3:17 am. Exact location of event, longitude -70.8356 West, latitude -20.6745 South, depth = 35 km.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique. Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 87 km SW of Iquique, Chile.
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