A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. Event id: us2000jc0c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000jc0c. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/19 / 2019-01-19 14:52:22 / January 19, 2019 @ 2:52 pm. The temblor was picked up at 11:52:22 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 132.26 km (82 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -69.3761 West, latitude -31.7983 South, depth = 132.26 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Nueve de Julio, San Martín, Albardón (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from San Martín (c. 10 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 51 km S of Calingasta, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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