A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Pocito in Argentina on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 108.04 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -68.5797 West, latitude -31.7085 South, depth = 108.04 km. Unique identifier: us20006fiw. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006fiw. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:32:22 / 10:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 13:32:22 / July 18, 2016 @ 1:32 pm.
Event epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 3 km (2 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, San Martín, Albardón (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 2 km S of Pocito, Argentina.
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