A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Albardon in Argentina. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.6308 West, latitude -31.2219 South, depth = 109.62 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005y2b. Id of event: us20005y2b. The temblor was picked up at 13:20:31 / 1:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/16 / 2016-05-19 16:20:31 / May 19, 2016 @ 4:20 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 109.62 km (68 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, Caucete, Nueve de Julio (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 25 km NNW of Albardon, Argentina.
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