A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 108 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (67 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.3825 West, latitude -24.1531 South, depth = 199.52 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 199.52 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 05:59:58 / 5:59 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000a7jy. Event ids that are associated: us2000a7jy. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 08:59:58 / August 12, 2017 @ 8:59 am.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 108 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina.
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