A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 60 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (37 miles). The epicenter was at a depth of 196.88 km (122 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 21:52:46 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.9031 West, latitude -24.1313 South, depth = 196.88 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hg5w. Id of event: us2000hg5w. Global time and date of event 18/09/18 / 2018-09-18 00:52:46 / September 18, 2018 @ 12:52 am UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-seven 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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