A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Wednesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 01:01:44 / October 21, 2020 @ 1:01 am. Id of earthquake: us6000cag7. Event ids that are associated: us6000cag7. Exact location of event, depth 8.37 km, -70.0217° West, -19.4795° South. The temblor was detected at 01:01:44 / 1:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 8.37 km (5 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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