A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Chilecito in Argentina on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -67.3663 West, latitude -28.819 South, depth = 163.32 km. Global time and date of event 04/05/17 / 2017-05-04 05:42:33 / May 4, 2017 @ 5:42 am UTC/GMT. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:42:33 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 163.32 km (101 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10008p5r. Event ids that are associated: us10008p5r.
Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tinogasta, La Rioja, Arauco. Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twelve 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. 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: 40 km NNE of Chilecito, Argentina.
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