A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from La Rioja in Argentina. Exact location, longitude -67.1603° West, latitude -29.6952° South, depth = 119.88 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/20 / 2020-10-03 07:04:44 / October 3, 2020 @ 7:04 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c54h. Id of event: us6000c54h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 119.88 km (74 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:04:44 / 7:04 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from La Rioja (c. 162 600 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chilecito, La Rioja (min 5000 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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