A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Iquique in Chile. The 3.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:14:27 / 9:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 57.67 km, -70.2124° West, -20.0698° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 57.67 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/02/21 / 2021-02-06 21:14:27 / February 6, 2021 @ 9:14 pm. Id of earthquake: us6000df7m. Event ids that are associated: us6000df7m.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 18 km (11 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 17 km NNW of Iquique, Chile.
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