A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 76 km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (47 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006j1a. Id of event: us10006j1a. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 227.83 km (142 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.0555 West, latitude -24.0752 South, depth = 227.83 km. The temblor was detected at 10:52:49 / 10:52 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/08/16 / 2016-08-31 13:52:49 / August 31, 2016 @ 1:52 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 76 km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.
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