A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. Unique identifier: us2000j13t. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j13t. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -67.8573° West, -31.5251° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 07/01/19 / 2019-01-07 15:17:28 / January 7, 2019 @ 3:17 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 12:17:28 / 12:17 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pocito, Villa Paula de Sarmiento, San Juan (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km ENE of Caucete, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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