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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Iquique in Chile

Earthquake location -20.3012S, -70.1388WA 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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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.1388° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.3012° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 71.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9 km S of Iquique, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-19 16:52:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-19 17:18:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 15 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 362 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.7 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000ar9p Id of event.
Event Code 7000ar9p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000ar9p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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