A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Arauco in Argentina on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, -66.9767° West, -28.5947° South, depth 132.68 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:08:52 / 1:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 29/10/17 / 2017-10-29 16:08:52 / October 29, 2017 @ 4:08 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000aybq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000aybq. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 132.68 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Capayán, La Rioja, Tinogasta. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Capayán (c. 6 400 pop).
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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 17 km W of Arauco, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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