A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Trancas in Argentina. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/07/16 / 2016-07-29 16:44:58 / July 29, 2016 @ 4:44 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 62.79 km (39 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:44:58 / 1:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -65.229° West, latitude -26.369° South, depth = 62.79 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us100068ew. Unique identifier: us100068ew. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monteros, Cafayate, Famaillá (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (31 miles) from San Miguel de Tucumán (c. 781 000 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Yerba Buena (c. 50 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Tafí Viejo (c. 48 500 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Alderetes (c. 38 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Famaillá (c. 31 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Monteros (c. 23 800 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km SSE of Trancas, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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