A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 106 km SW of Iquique, Chile (66 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:42:58 / 4:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.986° West, -20.7687° South, depth 35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/12/20 / 2020-12-12 04:42:58 / December 12, 2020 @ 4:42 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqh5. Unique identifier: us7000cqh5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 106 km SW of Iquique, Chile.
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