A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Unique identifier: us7000ar9p. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000ar9p. The temblor was picked up at 16:52:51 / 4:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/07/20 / 2020-07-19 16:52:51 / July 19, 2020 @ 4:52 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 71.67 km (45 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -70.1388 West, latitude -20.3012 South, depth = 71.67 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 9 km (6 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km S of Iquique, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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