A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Albardon in Argentina on Monday. The temblor was reported at 10:35:16 / 10:35 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.376° West, -31.238° South, depth 104 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 104 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 13:35:16 / March 6, 2017 @ 1:35 pm. Id of earthquake: us100087a1. Event ids that are associated: us100087a1.
Epicenter of the event was 37 km (23 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pocito, Nueve de Julio, Caucete.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 thirty 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 26 km NNE of Albardon, Argentina.
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