A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Belen in Argentina on Friday. The temblor was reported at 04:23:56 / 4:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 151.8 km (94 miles). Global time and date of event 05/01/18 / 2018-01-05 07:23:56 / January 5, 2018 @ 7:23 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -66.803° West, -27.838° South, depth 151.8 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000c10z. Unique identifier: us1000c10z.
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arauco, Fiambalá, Tinogasta. Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifteen 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.
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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: 30 km SE of Belen, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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