A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Tinogasta in Argentina. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 118.29 km (74 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -67.4424 West, latitude -28.2587 South, depth = 118.29 km. 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: us20008hrq. Id of event: us20008hrq. The temblor was picked up at 05:55:40 / 5:55 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 08:55:40 / February 5, 2017 @ 8:55 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arauco, Fiambalá, Tinogasta. Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 25 km (15 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen 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 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km SSE of Tinogasta, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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