A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Ancasti in Argentina. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.4 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 02:42:52 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/05/17 / 2017-05-05 05:42:52 / May 5, 2017 @ 5:42 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -65.2376 West, latitude -28.5771 South, depth = 29.4 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008pkk. Unique identifier: us10008pkk.
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 Capayán, Recreo, Huillapima. The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (c. 188 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Recreo (c. 14 200 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Huillapima (c. 7 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Icaño (c. 6 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Los Altos (c. 6 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Capayán (c. 6 400 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 36 km NE of Ancasti, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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