A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 100 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (62 miles). Event id: us100088j3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088j3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 180.18 km (112 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/03/17 / 2017-03-12 14:32:54 / March 12, 2017 @ 2:32 pm. Exact location, longitude -67.3044° West, latitude -24.1823° South, depth = 180.18 km. The temblor was detected at 11:32:54 / 11:32 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 100 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.
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