A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes San Juan, Argentina kilometers (0 miles) from San Juan, Argentina on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124.67 km (77 miles). Global time and date of event 27/12/18 / 2018-12-27 20:28:35 / December 27, 2018 @ 8:28 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -69.8458° West, -31.5796° South, depth 124.67 km. The temblor was detected at 20:28:35 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000iy75. Id of event: us2000iy75.
Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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