A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from San Martin in Argentina on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us10005hxq. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005hxq. The temblor was detected at 08:20:58 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 11:20:58 / May 17, 2016 @ 11:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.02 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 23.02 km, -68.4463° West, -33.6679° South.
Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from San Martín (c. 82 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Martín.
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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 65 km S of San Martin, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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