A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Belen in Argentina. The epicenter was at a depth of 192.8 km (120 miles). The temblor was reported at 13:40:44 / 1:40 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dbqs. Unique identifier: us2000dbqs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/03/18 / 2018-03-03 16:40:44 / March 3, 2018 @ 4:40 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -66.8358 West, latitude -27.9273 South, depth = 192.8 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fiambalá, Tinogasta, Arauco (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 36 km SSE of Belen, Argentina.
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