A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/06/18 / 2018-06-16 02:21:08 / June 16, 2018 @ 2:21 am. Exact location of event, longitude -67.8543 West, latitude -31.3935 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000esyc. Id of event: us1000esyc. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:21:08 / 11:21 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 67 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Agustín de Valle Fértil, Pocito, San Juan.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 49 km NE of Caucete, Argentina.
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