A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. The epicenter was at a depth of 116.13 km (72 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -70.1344 West, latitude -31.4409 South, depth = 116.13 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jd17. Id of event: us1000jd17. The temblor was picked up at 17:45:43 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/03/19 / 2019-03-09 20:45:43 / March 9, 2019 @ 8:45 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Salamanca, Calingasta (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 100 km (62 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 70 km W of Calingasta, Argentina.
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