A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Albardon in Argentina. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/02/16 / 2016-02-11 20:04:09 / February 11, 2016 @ 8:04 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us20004zk3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004zk3. The temblor was detected at 17:04:09 / 5:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.7035° West, -31.2981° South, depth 114 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calingasta, Caucete, Nueve de Julio. Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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