A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Pocito in Argentina on Wednesday. Global time and date of event 15/07/15 / 2015-07-15 17:19:50 / July 15, 2015 @ 5:19 pm UTC/GMT. 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 112.02 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20002xpr. Id of event: us20002xpr. The temblor was reported at 14:19:50 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 112.02 km, -69.236° West, -32.0822° South.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendoza, Chimbas, Villa Paula de Sarmiento (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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