A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Chamical in Argentina. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:00:31 / 5:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -66.5701 West, latitude -30.0804 South, depth = 26.78 km. Global time and date of event 30/10/15 / 2015-10-30 20:00:31 / October 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us200040wh. Ids that are associated to the event: us200040wh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.78 km (17 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Rioja, Chamical (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Chamical (c. 13 400 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 39 km NW of Chamical, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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