A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -69.116 West, latitude -31.4142 South, depth = 111.9 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 111.9 km (70 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:07:22 / 10:07 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006ffs. Id of event: us20006ffs. Global time and date of event 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 01:07:22 / July 18, 2016 @ 1:07 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Santa Lucía. Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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