A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -69.3913° West, latitude -31.4485° South, depth = 118.48 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/16 / 2016-01-11 07:51:03 / January 11, 2016 @ 7:51 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 118.48 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004dg3. Id of event: us10004dg3. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:51:03 / 4:51 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Martín (c. 10 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueve de Julio, Santa Lucía, San Martín.
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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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