A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from La Rioja in Argentina. The temblor was detected at 05:45:06 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -66.7322 West, latitude -29.7725 South, depth = 37.85 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/17 / 2017-02-10 08:45:06 / February 10, 2017 @ 8:45 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.85 km (24 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008iv8. Id of event: us20008iv8.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chamical, La Rioja. The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Chamical (c. 13 400 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km SSE of La Rioja, Argentina.
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