A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. Exact location of event, longitude -69.0982 West, latitude -31.3086 South, depth = 112.63 km. The temblor was detected at 20:01:08 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 11/10/17 / 2017-10-11 23:01:08 / October 11, 2017 @ 11:01 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000aqit. Event ids that are associated: us1000aqit. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 112.63 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 59 km (37 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Pocito. 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. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 29 km E of Calingasta, Argentina.
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