A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Wednesday. 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 123.08 km (76 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.0174 West, latitude -31.256 South, depth = 123.08 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/03/16 / 2016-03-30 14:03:39 / March 30, 2016 @ 2:03 pm. Unique identifier: us20005ddz. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005ddz. The temblor was picked up at 11:03:39 / 11:03 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Pocito.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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