A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. Event id: us20003hb9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003hb9. Exact location, longitude -67.6272° West, latitude -31.3409° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/09/15 / 2015-09-08 16:02:42 / September 8, 2015 @ 4:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:02:42 / 1:02 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pocito, San Juan, Villa Paula de Sarmiento (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 thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 71 km ENE of Caucete, Argentina.
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