A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Villa La Angostura in Argentina on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -71.9032° West, latitude -40.4352° South, depth = 141.93 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 141.93 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000877d. Event ids that are associated: us1000877d. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 02:56:22 / March 6, 2017 @ 2:56 am. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:56:22 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Panguipulli, San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Bueno. Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from San Carlos de Bariloche (c. 95 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from San Martín de los Andes (c. 23 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Panguipulli (c. 16 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Río Bueno (c. 15 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Junín de los Andes (c. 10 600 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Villa La Angostura (c. 7 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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