A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Mutquin in Argentina on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 161.21 km (100 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005izr. Id of event: us20005izr. Global time and date of event 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 12:10:41 / April 16, 2016 @ 12:10 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -66.4515° West, latitude -28.0118° South, depth = 161.21 km. The temblor was reported at 09:10:41 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Cocha, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Arauco (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (c. 188 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Cocha (c. 7 100 pop).
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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 45 km NW of Mutquin, Argentina.
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