A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Chilecito in Argentina. Exact location of event, depth 169.88 km, -67.5309° West, -28.9456° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:27:06 / 9:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/03/18 / 2018-03-13 12:27:06 / March 13, 2018 @ 12:27 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 169.88 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: us1000d3sw. Id of event: us1000d3sw.
Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Rioja, Arauco, Chilecito (min 5000 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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