A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Albardon in Argentina on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 22:36:41 / 10:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 101.58 km (63 miles). Id of earthquake: us100049kj. Event ids that are associated: us100049kj. Global time and date of event 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 01:36:41 / December 26, 2015 @ 1:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.7107 West, latitude -31.2156 South, depth = 101.58 km.
The epicenter was 39 km (25 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calingasta, Caucete, Nueve de Julio (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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