A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from San Martin in Argentina. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/17 / 2017-04-01 22:54:58 / April 1, 2017 @ 10:54 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 103.66 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.2176° West, latitude -31.3614° South, depth = 103.66 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008dv3. Id of event: us10008dv3. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:54:58 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pocito, Nueve de Julio, San Juan (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 36 km (22 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).
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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-eight 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 21 km NE of San Martin, Argentina.
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