A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Chamical in Argentina. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 20.93 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:44:08 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 20.93 km, -66.6318° West, -30.0684° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100072iq. Id of event: us100072iq. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/10/16 / 2016-10-28 00:44:08 / October 28, 2016 @ 12:44 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Chamical (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Rioja, Chamical (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 44 km NW of Chamical, Argentina.
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