A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 65 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (40 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9635 West, latitude -24.2007 South, depth = 172.84 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 172.84 km (107 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000cs6h. Event ids that are associated: us7000cs6h. The temblor was picked up at 15:10:06 / 3:10 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 15:10:06 / December 15, 2020 @ 3:10 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 65 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.
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