A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 51 km SSW of Malargue, Argentina (32 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 213.24 km (133 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:50:33 / 7:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ejs. Id of event: us10008ejs. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 10:50:33 / April 5, 2017 @ 10:50 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -69.702 West, latitude -35.918 South, depth = 213.24 km.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km SSW of Malargue, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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