A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Hualfin in Argentina on Monday. Exact location, longitude -66.3764° West, latitude -27.044° South, depth = 168.57 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:17:26 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008t9z. Event ids that are associated: us20008t9z. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 168.57 km (105 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 08:17:26 / March 20, 2017 @ 8:17 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Famaillá, Monteros, Aguilares (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Aguilares (c. 32 500 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Famaillá (c. 31 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Monteros (c. 23 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km ENE of Hualfin, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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