A 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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