A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 116 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (72 miles) on Thursday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008shj. Id of event: us20008shj. The temblor was reported at 11:07:42 / 11:07 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 242.1 km (150 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 242.1 km, -67.1469° West, -23.4861° South. Global time and date of event 16/03/17 / 2017-03-16 14:07:42 / March 16, 2017 @ 2:07 pm UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days ninety-nine 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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