A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Pocito in Argentina on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 11:13:54 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 122.63 km, -68.4837° West, -31.9456° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 14:13:54 / March 6, 2018 @ 2:13 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122.63 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000dcwr. Event ids that are associated: us2000dcwr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Martín, Albardón, Chimbas (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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