A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 0 kilometers (0 miles) from Albardon in Argentina on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/07/17 / 2017-07-26 02:18:48 / July 26, 2017 @ 2:18 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.23 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000a16d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a16d. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 9.23 km, -68.5217° West, -31.4294° South. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:18:48 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 12 km (8 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 13 km (8 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 1 km (1 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 7 km (5 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calingasta, Caucete, Nueve de Julio (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 0 km NNE of Albardon, Argentina.
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