A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Zonda in Argentina. Event id: us20008lvm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008lvm. Exact location, longitude -68.9575° West, latitude -31.5793° South, depth = 188.55 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 188.55 km (117 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/17 / 2017-02-23 22:10:54 / February 23, 2017 @ 10:10 pm. The temblor was detected at 19:10:54 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Calingasta (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Nearby 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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