A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 59 km SW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (37 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 13:36:12 / 1:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113.91 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.5687° West, latitude -23.3257° South, depth = 113.91 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000arka. Id of event: us7000arka. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/07/20 / 2020-07-20 13:36:12 / July 20, 2020 @ 1:36 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 59 km SW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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