A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Tinogasta in Argentina on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 133.42 km (83 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:12:05 / 1:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -67.2675° West, -28.1935° South, depth 133.42 km. Unique identifier: us20009z65. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009z65. Global time and date of event 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 16:12:05 / July 18, 2017 @ 4:12 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 33 km (20 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fiambalá, Arauco, Tinogasta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 32 km ESE of Tinogasta, Argentina.
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