A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 86 km WSW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (53 miles). Unique identifier: us10008thc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008thc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/17 / 2017-05-19 04:14:07 / May 19, 2017 @ 4:14 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 163.5 km (102 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:14:07 / 1:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 163.5 km, -67.1336° West, -24.4406° South.
Each 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 six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 86 km WSW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.
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