A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 74 km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (46 miles). Event id: us7000cs8g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cs8g. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 227.46 km (141 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 18:58:27 / December 18, 2020 @ 6:58 pm. Exact location, longitude -67.0366° West, latitude -24.0743° South, depth = 227.46 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:58:27 / 6:58 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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