A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Zonda in Argentina. Exact location, longitude -68.8413° West, latitude -31.3289° South, depth = 115.15 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000gfri. Id of event: us2000gfri. The temblor was reported at 22:10:13 / 10:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/07/18 / 2018-07-28 01:10:13 / July 28, 2018 @ 1:10 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 115.15 km (72 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Calingasta. Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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