A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Tinogasta in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004f06. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f06. Exact location of event, depth 130.67 km, -67.5146° West, -28.3422° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 130.67 km (81 miles). The temblor was reported at 00:37:13 / 12:37 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 03:37:13 / January 16, 2016 @ 3:37 am UTC/GMT.
The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chilecito, Arauco, Fiambalá (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km S of Tinogasta, Argentina.
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