A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 71 km WSW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (44 miles) on Wednesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004918. Id of event: us10004918. Exact location, longitude -66.9891° West, latitude -24.4015° South, depth = 147.97 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 147.97 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:59:50 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 23/12/15 / 2015-12-23 14:59:50 / December 23, 2015 @ 2:59 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km WSW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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