A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Andalgala in Argentina. Exact location of earthquake, -66.5219° West, -27.9223° South, depth 157.09 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/05/17 / 2017-05-10 19:03:32 / May 10, 2017 @ 7:03 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 157.09 km (98 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008r7s. Unique identifier: us10008r7s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:03:32 / 4:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (59 miles) from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (c. 188 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from La Cocha (c. 7 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Los Altos (c. 6 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Los Altos, La Cocha, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 42 km SSW of Andalgala, Argentina.
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