A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from El Aguilar in Argentina on Sunday. Exact location, longitude -66.3414° West, latitude -23.0064° South, depth = 227.36 km. The temblor was reported at 16:28:47 / 4:28 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 227.36 km (141 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 19:28:47 / August 20, 2017 @ 7:28 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9z4. Id of event: us2000a9z4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 70 km WNW of El Aguilar, Argentina.
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