Strong Earthquake Hits Chile

Earthquake location -19.6601S, -69.5294W

A earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/11/18 / 2018-11-01 22:19:52 / November 1, 2018 @ 10:19 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 95.03 km (59 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000i5mj. Id of event: us2000i5mj. The temblor was detected at 18:19:52 / 6:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -69.5294 West, latitude -19.6601 South, depth = 95.03 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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