A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 70 km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (43 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/17 / 2017-01-19 05:52:06 / January 19, 2017 @ 5:52 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:52:06 / 2:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 186.55 km (116 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007u28. Unique identifier: us10007u28. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.9897 West, latitude -24.0565 South, depth = 186.55 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 70 km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.
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