A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 137.4 km, -69.3221° West, -31.2922° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/19 / 2019-01-19 14:57:31 / January 19, 2019 @ 2:57 pm. Unique identifier: us2000j6d5. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j6d5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137.4 km (85 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 11:57:31 / 11:57 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Lucía, Pocito, San Martín. Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from San Martín (c. 10 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 9 km ENE of Calingasta, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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