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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Iquique in Chile

Earthquake location -20.0055S, -69.9187WA 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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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.9187° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.0055° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 60.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33 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 2020-08-28 17:30:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-28 19:15:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 21 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 321 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 0.347 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 108 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000beh6 Id of event.
Event Code 7000beh6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000beh6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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