A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 78 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (48 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.0875 West, latitude -24.3143 South, depth = 174.52 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:11:58 / 3:11 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 22/07/17 / 2017-07-22 18:11:58 / July 22, 2017 @ 6:11 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 174.52 km (108 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009zt4. Id of event: us20009zt4.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and four 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 78 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.
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