A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 64 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (40 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -66.9537° West, latitude -24.275° South, depth = 165.4 km. Id of earthquake: us20008kp7. Event ids that are associated: us20008kp7. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 17:02:16 / February 18, 2017 @ 5:02 pm. The temblor was detected at 14:02:16 / 2:02 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 165.4 km (103 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 64 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.
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