A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Palpala in Argentina on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.94 km (27 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 18:18:44 / March 17, 2018 @ 6:18 pm. The temblor was picked up at 15:18:44 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000d5qd. Event ids that are associated: us1000d5qd. Exact location, longitude -65.1881° West, latitude -24.1745° South, depth = 43.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Salta (c. 512 700 pop), 11 km (7 miles) from San Salvador de Jujuy (c. 305 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from San Pedro (c. 58 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Libertador General San Martín (c. 49 300 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Palpalá (c. 48 200 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Fraile Pintado (c. 13 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Yuto (c. 7 700 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Yuto, Palma Sola, Caimancito.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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