A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from San José de Jáchal in Argentina on Friday. Global time and date of event 18/12/20 / 2020-12-18 03:01:57 / December 18, 2020 @ 3:01 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crzz. Id of event: us7000crzz. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 118.18 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -68.7352° West, latitude -29.7372° South, depth = 118.18 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:01:57 / 3:01 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from San José de Jáchal (c. 21 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San José de Jáchal (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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