A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Tuesday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/12/17 / 2017-12-26 18:21:22 / December 26, 2017 @ 6:21 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000bwf9. Event ids that are associated: us1000bwf9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 125.08 km (78 miles). Exact location, longitude -69.4796° West, latitude -31.395° South, depth = 125.08 km. The temblor was detected at 15:21:22 / 3:21 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Martín (c. 10 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Martín, San Juan, Pocito (min 5000 pop).
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-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 9 km SW of Calingasta, Argentina.
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