A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Friday. The temblor was picked up at 20:12:47 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 106.34 km (66 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -69.7312 West, latitude -30.5119 South, depth = 106.34 km. Global time and date of event 07/09/18 / 2018-09-07 23:12:47 / September 7, 2018 @ 11:12 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000harp. Unique identifier: us2000harp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San José de Jáchal, Calingasta. Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 99 km (62 miles) from San José de Jáchal (c. 21 000 pop), 96 km (60 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 one and in the last 365 days six 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 95 km NNW of Calingasta, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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