A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 113.78 km (71 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:29:35 / 9:29 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 00:29:35 / February 17, 2016 @ 12:29 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us200050pr. Event ids that are associated: us200050pr. Exact location of event, longitude -69.2902 West, latitude -31.4449 South, depth = 113.78 km.
Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nueve de Julio, Santa Lucía, San Martín (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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 16 km SE of Calingasta, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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