A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. Exact location of earthquake, -69.439° West, -31.758° South, depth 122.79 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122.79 km (76 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 03:51:29 / February 24, 2016 @ 3:51 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004s9h. Unique identifier: us10004s9h. The temblor was reported at 00:51:29 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nueve de Julio, San Martín, Albardón (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from San Martín (c. 10 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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