A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 60.34 km, -69.9187° West, -20.0055° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/20 / 2020-08-28 17:30:43 / August 28, 2020 @ 5:30 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 60.34 km (37 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000beh6. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000beh6. The temblor was picked up at 17:30:43 / 5:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 33 km (21 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-seven 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 33 km NE of Iquique, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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