A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Andalgala in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 150.44 km (93 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -66.5166° West, -27.9426° South, depth 150.44 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/18 / 2018-01-19 12:12:59 / January 19, 2018 @ 12:12 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cl4g. Id of event: us2000cl4g. The temblor was picked up at 09:12:59 / 9:12 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Arauco, Andalgalá (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (c. 188 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 44 km SSW of Andalgala, Argentina.
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