A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 97 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (60 miles) on Friday. The temblor was reported at 23:44:50 / 11:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 205.92 km (128 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -67.2748° West, -24.2322° South, depth 205.92 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000aijm. Event ids that are associated: us2000aijm. Global time and date of event 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 02:44:50 / September 9, 2017 @ 2:44 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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