A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 73 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (45 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:21:21 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/20 / 2020-12-23 08:21:21 / December 23, 2020 @ 8:21 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 221.31 km (138 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000d254. Event ids that are associated: us6000d254. Exact location, longitude -67.0334° West, latitude -24.1427° South, depth = 221.31 km.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 73 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.
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