A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 06:16:14 / August 23, 2020 @ 6:16 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000bjbp. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000bjbp. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:16:14 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 50.17 km, -69.8431° West, -20.595° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 50.17 km (31 miles).
Event epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 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 four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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