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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Iquique in Chile

Earthquake location -19.6456S, -69.6334WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Iquique in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/20 / 2020-08-21 05:56:44 / August 21, 2020 @ 5:56 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.69 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:56:44 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000bi7l. Event ids that are associated: us6000bi7l. Exact location, longitude -69.6334° West, latitude -19.6456° South, depth = 101.69 km.

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. Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 82 km NE of Iquique, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.6334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.6456° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 101.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82 km NE 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 2020-08-21 05:56:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-21 06:26:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 6 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 260 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 0.116 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us6000bi7l Id of event.
Event Code 6000bi7l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bi7l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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