A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/07/19 / 2019-07-24 14:16:39 / July 24, 2019 @ 2:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:16:39 / 11:16 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 131.6 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us60004urv. Ids that are associated to the event: us60004urv. Exact location of event, longitude -69.031 West, latitude -31.283 South, depth = 131.6 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Pocito. Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 36 km E of Calingasta, Argentina.
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