Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Struck 5 km WNW of Villa Tulumba, Argentina on December 27, 2016 05:35:05

Last Updated: 2017-03-23 22:52:04

On December 27, 2016 05:35:05 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.3 on the richter scale hit 5 km WNW of Villa Tulumba, Argentina. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 37.79 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -64.175° and latitude -30.384°. According to documented reports 3 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on December 27, 2016 05:35:05 had a magnitude of 4.3 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Villa Tulumba in Córdoba, Argentina, located 5 kilometers or 3 miles → E of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Deán Funes (Córdoba, Argentina) located 17 km (10 mi) ↙ SW and San José de la Dormida (Córdoba, Argentina) located 21 km (13 mi) ↗ NE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 14 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
5 km (3 mi) → E Villa Tulumba Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
17 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Deán Funes Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
21 km (13 mi) ↗ NE San José de la Dormida Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Departamento de Tulumba Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
36 km (22 mi) ← W Quilino Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Departamento de Totoral Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
58 km (36 mi) → E Cañada de Luque Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
61 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Sebastián Elcano Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Capilla del Monte Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Villa del Totoral Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
67 km (42 mi) ↓ S Los Cocos Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
69 km (43 mi) ↑ N San Francisco del Chañar Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
80 km (49 mi) ↑ N Departamento de Sobremonte Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina
85 km (52 mi) → E Obispo Trejo Córdoba 🇦🇷 Argentina

Data Information

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Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.


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Magnitude 4.3 Earthquake Struck 5 km WNW of Villa Tulumba, Argentina on December 27, 2016 05:35:05
Date and Time
2016-12-27 05:35:05 (UTC)
4.3 Magnitude (richter scle)
37.79 km
3 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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