A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 81 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (50 miles) on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/02/16 / 2016-02-15 03:55:53 / February 15, 2016 @ 3:55 am. The temblor was detected at 00:55:53 / 12:55 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us200050su. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050su. Exact location, longitude -66.8205° West, latitude -23.6406° South, depth = 204.4 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 204.4 km (127 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 81 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.
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