A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 58 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (36 miles). Exact location, longitude -66.8924° West, latitude -24.1442° South, depth = 224.45 km. The temblor was picked up at 12:24:07 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000d0w8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0w8. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 12:24:07 / January 17, 2021 @ 12:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 224.45 km (139 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four 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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