A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 36 km NW of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (22 miles) on Tuesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 201.25 km (125 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000d6rl. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d6rl. Exact location of event, longitude -66.5644 West, latitude -23.9747 South, depth = 201.25 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:10:13 / 10:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/03/18 / 2018-03-20 13:10:13 / March 20, 2018 @ 1:10 pm UTC/GMT.
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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