A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from San Jose de Jachal in Argentina on Sunday. Global time and date of event 24/12/17 / 2017-12-24 12:04:25 / December 24, 2017 @ 12:04 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 53.88 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.1149 West, latitude -29.9971 South, depth = 53.88 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:04:25 / 9:04 am (local time epicenter). 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: us1000bvm1. Id of event: us1000bvm1.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from San José de Jáchal (c. 21 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from San Agustín de Valle Fértil (c. 6 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Agustín de Valle Fértil, San José de Jáchal.
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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 66 km ENE of San Jose de Jachal, Argentina.
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