A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Mutquin in Argentina. The epicenter was at a depth of 169.35 km (105 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -66.4833 West, latitude -28.0164 South, depth = 169.35 km. Event id: us100030eb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100030eb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:49:39 / 5:49 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/08/15 / 2015-08-08 08:49:39 / August 8, 2015 @ 8:49 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (c. 188 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Huillapima (c. 7 800 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from La Cocha (c. 7 100 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Los Altos (c. 6 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Capayán (c. 6 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Altos, La Cocha, Capayán (min 5000 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 47 km NW of Mutquin, Argentina.
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