A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from San Jose de Jachal in Argentina. Exact location, longitude -69.2484° West, latitude -30.5201° South, depth = 47.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 12:02:01 / April 14, 2017 @ 12:02 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008hjg. Id of event: us10008hjg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.2 km (29 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:02:01 / 9:02 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, San José de Jáchal. Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (36 miles) from San José de Jáchal (c. 21 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 57 km WSW of San Jose de Jachal, Argentina.
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