A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Zonda in Argentina on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/15 / 2015-09-08 21:20:24 / September 8, 2015 @ 9:20 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 100 km (62 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20003hek. Unique identifier: us20003hek. Exact location of event, longitude -68.67 West, latitude -31.579 South, depth = 100 km. The temblor was reported at 18:20:24 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 13 km (8 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calingasta, Caucete, Nueve de Julio (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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