A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from La Puerta de San Jose in Argentina. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 137.89 km (86 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20009pdt. Event ids that are associated: us20009pdt. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:20:51 / 5:20 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/06/17 / 2017-06-23 20:20:51 / June 23, 2017 @ 8:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -67.2464° West, latitude -27.5279° South, depth = 137.89 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Andalgalá, Tinogasta, Fiambalá (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (42 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km W of La Puerta de San Jose, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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