A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from La Puerta de San Jose in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jjtr. Unique identifier: us1000jjtr. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/03/19 / 2019-03-21 15:31:39 / March 21, 2019 @ 3:31 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 130.74 km (81 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.2396 West, latitude -27.3943 South, depth = 130.74 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:31:39 / 12:31 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Andalgalá, Tinogasta, Fiambalá. Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 27 km NW of La Puerta de San Jose, Argentina.
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