A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 89 km WSW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (55 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -67.1755° West, latitude -24.4054° South, depth = 170.26 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 170.26 km (106 miles). Unique identifier: us10008szw. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008szw. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:45:59 / 7:45 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/17 / 2017-05-17 10:45:59 / May 17, 2017 @ 10:45 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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