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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag strikes near Iquique in Chile

Earthquake location -20.8007S, -70.3382WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 69.54 km (43 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 00:16:30 / December 14, 2020 @ 12:16 am. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:16:30 / 12:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -70.3382° West, latitude -20.8007° South, depth = 69.54 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cqvc. Unique identifier: us7000cqvc.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 67 km SSW of Iquique, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.3382° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.8007° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 69.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67 km SSW of Iquique, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-14 00:16:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-14 00:39:08 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 236 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.276 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000cqvc Id of event.
Event Code 7000cqvc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cqvc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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