A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from San Martin in Argentina. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 100.17 km (62 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -68.2309 West, latitude -31.1815 South, depth = 100.17 km. The temblor was picked up at 14:57:25 / 2:57 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100043e9. Id of event: us100043e9. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/12/15 / 2015-12-04 17:57:25 / December 4, 2015 @ 5:57 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 49 km (30 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Agustín de Valle Fértil, Pocito, Nueve de Julio (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km NNE of San Martin, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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