A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/04/18 / 2018-04-04 17:44:54 / April 4, 2018 @ 5:44 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 153.23 km (95 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000de7s. Event ids that are associated: us1000de7s. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:44:54 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 153.23 km, -70.1253° West, -31.6892° South.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Calingasta (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 three and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 78 km WSW of Calingasta, Argentina.
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