A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 58 kilometers (36 miles) from San Martin in Argentina on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 14:19:57 / 2:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 17:19:57 / January 11, 2017 @ 5:19 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us10007skq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007skq. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0405 West, latitude -31.0574 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pocito, Nueve de Julio, San Agustín de Valle Fértil. Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 58 km NNE of San Martin, Argentina.
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