A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 73 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (45 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a8sq. Unique identifier: us2000a8sq. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:49:31 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -67.042 West, latitude -24.2577 South, depth = 153.71 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 15:49:31 / August 16, 2017 @ 3:49 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 153.71 km (96 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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