A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Vinchina in Argentina. Exact time and date of earthquake 07/12/18 / 2018-12-07 05:12:11 / December 7, 2018 @ 5:12 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 124.64 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:12:11 / 2:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -67.8365 West, latitude -28.7396 South, depth = 124.64 km. Id of earthquake: us1000i3ys. Event ids that are associated: us1000i3ys.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tinogasta, Chilecito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 36 km E of Vinchina, Argentina.
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