A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.039 West, latitude -31.2444 South, depth = 120.84 km. Event id: us20005hyt. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005hyt. The temblor was picked up at 04:35:04 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 07:35:04 / April 14, 2016 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 120.84 km (75 miles).
The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Pocito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km ENE of Calingasta, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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