A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.2323 West, latitude -31.4553 South, depth = 109.26 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109.26 km (68 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 00:32:14 / May 16, 2019 @ 12:32 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:32:14 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70003lxa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003lxa.
Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Santa Lucía (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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