A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Fiambala in Argentina on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 23:42:06 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/19 / 2019-12-05 02:42:06 / December 5, 2019 @ 2:42 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -67.718 West, latitude -27.3991 South, depth = 185.21 km. Unique identifier: us60006m8d. Ids that are associated to the event: us60006m8d. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 185.21 km (115 miles).
The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tinogasta, Fiambalá (min 5000 pop). 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 one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 33 km NNW of Fiambala, Argentina.
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