A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 98 km W of El Aguilar, Argentina (61 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:34:02 / 5:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/16 / 2016-03-20 08:34:02 / March 20, 2016 @ 8:34 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.6469 West, latitude -23.3187 South, depth = 197.35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 197.35 km (123 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005b7p. Id of event: us20005b7p.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 98 km W of El Aguilar, Argentina.
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