A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Saturday. Id of earthquake: us70004774. Event ids that are associated: us70004774. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:30:09 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 29/06/19 / 2019-06-29 06:30:09 / June 29, 2019 @ 6:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -69.5003 West, latitude -31.7131 South, depth = 118.14 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 118.14 km (73 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Villa Paula de Sarmiento, San Juan, Pocito. The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 43 km SSW of Calingasta, Argentina.
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