A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 17:10:12 / February 23, 2017 @ 5:10 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 144.2 km (90 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:10:12 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.055° West, -31.73° South, depth 144.2 km. Id of earthquake: us20008ltu. Event ids that are associated: us20008ltu.
Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Calingasta. The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 75 km SW of Calingasta, Argentina.
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