A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Villa Bustos in Argentina. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008mx2. Unique identifier: us20008mx2. Exact location of earthquake, -67.2339° West, -29.3119° South, depth 106.36 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/02/17 / 2017-02-28 10:19:37 / February 28, 2017 @ 10:19 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:19:37 / 7:19 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.36 km (66 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arauco, La Rioja, Chilecito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 20 km W of Villa Bustos, Argentina.
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