A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 152 km ENE of Iquique, Chile (94 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122.7 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 16/12/20 / 2020-12-16 02:51:30 / December 16, 2020 @ 2:51 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 02:51:30 / 2:51 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000crfe. Event ids that are associated: us7000crfe. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7834 West, latitude -19.7491 South, depth = 122.7 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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