A minor earthquake magnitude 2.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/01/21 / 2021-01-22 01:24:23 / January 22, 2021 @ 1:24 am. The temblor was detected at 01:24:23 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000d29h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d29h. Exact location, longitude -70.0261° West, latitude -20.2463° South, depth = 44.41 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.41 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 12 km (8 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days 0, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 13 km ESE of Iquique, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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