A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Belen in Argentina. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:17:26 / 8:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/10/17 / 2017-10-29 23:17:26 / October 29, 2017 @ 11:17 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ayeb. Id of event: us1000ayeb. Exact location of event, longitude -66.9017 West, latitude -27.9232 South, depth = 195.66 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 195.66 km (122 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fiambalá, Arauco, Andalgalá (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 32 km SSE of Belen, Argentina.
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