A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 119 km W of El Aguilar, Argentina (74 miles). 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: 15/04/18 / 2018-04-15 08:49:36 / April 15, 2018 @ 8:49 am. Exact location, longitude -66.858° West, latitude -23.1575° South, depth = 251.64 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000e0jb. Unique identifier: us2000e0jb. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:49:36 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 251.64 km (156 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 119 km W of El Aguilar, Argentina.
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