A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from El Aguilar in Argentina. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/18 / 2018-01-27 01:36:13 / January 27, 2018 @ 1:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:36:13 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.5073 West, latitude -23.0037 South, depth = 214.75 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 214.75 km (133 miles). Event id: us2000cq80. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cq80.
Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Abra Pampa (c. 9 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Abra Pampa (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km WNW of El Aguilar, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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