A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 101.2 km (63 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 31/12/18 / 2018-12-31 10:49:41 / December 31, 2018 @ 10:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -69.3073° West, -31.7676° South, depth 101.2 km. The temblor was picked up at 07:49:41 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000izex. Id of event: us2000izex.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, San Martín. Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km S of Calingasta, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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