A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 90 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (56 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:11:15 / 10:11 am (local time epicenter). 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: us10005dlg. Id of event: us10005dlg. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/05/16 / 2016-05-04 13:11:15 / May 4, 2016 @ 1:11 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 179.65 km (112 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.2056° West, -24.2608° South, depth 179.65 km.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 90 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.
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