A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, Near the coast of Tarapaca, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from Tarapaca in Chile. Exact location, longitude -70.9547° West, latitude -18.5593° South, depth = 34.21 km. Global time and date of event 29/12/20 / 2020-12-29 05:45:05 / December 29, 2020 @ 5:45 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 34.21 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000d3wx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d3wx. The temblor was reported at 05:45:05 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arica. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: Near the coast of Tarapaca, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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