A earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was reported 113 kilometers (70 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 16:47:42 / 4:47 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/12/20 / 2020-12-06 16:47:42 / December 6, 2020 @ 4:47 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cnnz. Id of event: us7000cnnz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 102.25 km (64 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -69.0755° West, -20.3656° South, depth 102.25 km.
Event epicenter was 112 km (70 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearby 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year.
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