A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 69 km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (43 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.9557° West, latitude -23.9902° South, depth = 246.85 km. Global time and date of event 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 18:05:30 / May 16, 2017 @ 6:05 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:05:30 / 3:05 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 246.85 km (153 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008ssu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ssu.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 69 km WNW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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