A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from El Galpon in Argentina on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -64.6397° West, latitude -25.1867° South, depth = 58.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.9 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:20:49 / 1:20 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/11/17 / 2017-11-11 04:20:49 / November 11, 2017 @ 4:20 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000blwb. Id of event: us2000blwb.
The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Salta (c. 512 700 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Joaquín V. González (c. 19 200 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from El Quebrachal (c. 10 200 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from El Carril (c. 9 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Las Lajitas (c. 9 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chicoana (c. 8 500 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from El Galpón (c. 8 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chicoana, Salta, El Carril (min 5000 pop).
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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km N of El Galpon, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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