A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 135 km ESE of Iquique, Chile (84 miles) on Friday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/10/20 / 2020-10-16 01:35:47 / October 16, 2020 @ 1:35 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.0171 West, latitude -20.8104 South, depth = 112.92 km. Unique identifier: us6000c8mx. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c8mx. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 112.92 km (70 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:35:47 / 1:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 135 km ESE of Iquique, Chile.
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