A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Chilecito in Argentina on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.271 West, latitude -28.7623 South, depth = 124.13 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/10/18 / 2018-10-23 09:58:41 / October 23, 2018 @ 9:58 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hg0x. Id of event: us1000hg0x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 124.13 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:58:41 / 6:58 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tinogasta, La Rioja, Arauco (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (52 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop).
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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 49 km NNE of Chilecito, Argentina.
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