A minor earthquake magnitude 3.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Iquique in Chile. The 3.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:36:06 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -70.3064° West, latitude -20.2287° South, depth = 33.54 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/07/20 / 2020-07-31 20:36:06 / July 31, 2020 @ 8:36 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.54 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000b7tr. Event ids that are associated: us6000b7tr.
Event epicenter was 17 km (11 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km W of Iquique, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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