A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Sunday. Unique identifier: us7000cf59. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cf59. The temblor was picked up at 03:17:34 / 3:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/11/20 / 2020-11-15 03:17:34 / November 15, 2020 @ 3:17 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 38.55 km (24 miles). Exact location, longitude -70.9004° West, latitude -20.2635° South, depth = 38.55 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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