A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Exact location, longitude -69.5287° West, latitude -19.7705° South, depth = 95.67 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/21 / 2021-01-04 00:23:20 / January 4, 2021 @ 12:23 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 95.67 km (59 miles). Unique identifier: us6000d5c5. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d5c5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:23:20 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-five 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 81 km NE of Iquique, Chile.
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