A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Chilecito in Argentina. Exact location of event, longitude -67.4298 West, latitude -28.8159 South, depth = 156.76 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000asn5. Event ids that are associated: us1000asn5. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 156.76 km (97 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/10/17 / 2017-10-16 06:58:09 / October 16, 2017 @ 6:58 am. The temblor was picked up at 03:58:09 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Rioja, Tinogasta, Arauco (min 5000 pop).
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. 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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 38 km N of Chilecito, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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