A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 94.99 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004d61. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004d61. 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: 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 18:47:18 / January 9, 2016 @ 6:47 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -68.1625 West, latitude -31.7546 South, depth = 94.99 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:47:18 / 3:47 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Albardón, San Martín, Chimbas.
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-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km SE of Caucete, Argentina.
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