A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Mendoza in Argentina. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 16:00:43 / February 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008m2h. Id of event: us20008m2h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -69.6672° West, latitude -33.1922° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:00:43 / 1:00 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chicureo Abajo (c. 18 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile (c. 15 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chicureo Abajo, Villa Presidente Frei, Ñuñoa, Santiago, Chile, Mendoza (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 85 km WSW of Mendoza, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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