A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Belen in Argentina. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 166.96 km (104 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -66.8025 West, latitude -27.895 South, depth = 166.96 km. The temblor was detected at 05:57:13 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us70004mxx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004mxx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/07/19 / 2019-07-18 08:57:13 / July 18, 2019 @ 8:57 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Fiambalá, Tinogasta, Arauco. Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 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: 35 km SE of Belen, Argentina.
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