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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Iquique in Chile

Earthquake location -20.9326S, -68.8251WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 159 km ESE of Iquique, Chile (99 miles). The temblor was reported at 18:48:58 / 6:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/07/20 / 2020-07-24 18:48:58 / July 24, 2020 @ 6:48 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.5 km (67 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.8251° West, -20.9326° South, depth 107.5 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000b4i5. Unique identifier: us6000b4i5.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 159 km ESE of Iquique, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8251° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.9326° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 159 km ESE 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 2020-07-24 18:48:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-28 14:54:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 298 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 0.845 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000b4i5 Id of event.
Event Code 6000b4i5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b4i5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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