A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 82 km W of El Aguilar, Argentina (51 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/04/16 / 2016-04-13 22:41:10 / April 13, 2016 @ 10:41 pm. 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: us20005hx6. Id of event: us20005hx6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 239.41 km (149 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:41:10 / 7:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.4911 West, latitude -23.3141 South, depth = 239.41 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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: 82 km W of El Aguilar, Argentina.
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