A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. Global time and date of event 11/10/15 / 2015-10-11 13:59:24 / October 11, 2015 @ 1:59 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003muw. Unique identifier: us10003muw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -69.2462° West, -31.3907° South, depth 116.79 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:59:24 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 116.79 km (73 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nueve de Julio, Santa Lucía, San Martín. Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).
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 sixteen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 16 km ESE of Calingasta, Argentina.
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