A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Chilecito in Argentina on Friday. Unique identifier: us10004suw. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004suw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.83 km (62 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5535 West, latitude -28.8894 South, depth = 99.83 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 07:19:19 / February 26, 2016 @ 7:19 am. The temblor was reported at 04:19:19 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tinogasta, La Rioja, Arauco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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