A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Belen in Argentina on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 165.98 km, -66.7764° West, -27.9085° South. Event id: us1000jfl5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jfl5. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 165.98 km (103 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:09:48 / 12:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 14/03/19 / 2019-03-14 15:09:48 / March 14, 2019 @ 3:09 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fiambalá, Tinogasta, Arauco (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
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 was reported nearby. 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.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 38 km SE of Belen, Argentina.
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