A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Chilecito in Argentina. Id of earthquake: us10008r3u. Event ids that are associated: us10008r3u. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 12:29:39 / May 10, 2017 @ 12:29 pm. The temblor was detected at 09:29:39 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 123.19 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -67.3759 West, latitude -28.6823 South, depth = 123.19 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Rioja, Tinogasta, Arauco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km NNE of Chilecito, Argentina.
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