A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -69.2908° West, latitude -31.5445° South, depth = 25.3 km. Global time and date of event 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 22:57:07 / May 30, 2017 @ 10:57 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 19:57:07 / 7:57 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20009kz1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009kz1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.3 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, San Martín (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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