A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Las Heras in Argentina on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us70005v2p. Unique identifier: us70005v2p. The temblor was reported at 13:58:29 / 1:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/19 / 2019-10-17 16:58:29 / October 17, 2019 @ 4:58 pm. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -69.0583° West, -46.4041° South.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 95 km (59 miles) from Pico Truncado (c. 15 000 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Las Heras (c. 9 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Sarmiento (c. 8 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pico Truncado, Sarmiento, Las Heras.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 17 km NNW of Las Heras, Argentina.
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