A minor earthquake magnitude 3.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/08/20 / 2020-08-15 19:42:36 / August 15, 2020 @ 7:42 pm. Event id: us6000bfgx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bfgx. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.17 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 45.17 km, -70.0329° West, -20.1647° South. The 3.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:42:36 / 7:42 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique.
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 13 km ENE of Iquique, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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