A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 119 km ESE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (74 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:13:03 / 5:13 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 21:13:03 / March 24, 2020 @ 9:13 pm. Unique identifier: us70008fcu. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008fcu. Exact location of earthquake, -67.1386° West, -23.3342° South, depth 229.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 229.44 km (143 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 119 km ESE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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