A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from San Jose de Jachal in Argentina on Friday. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:37:21 / 5:37 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70005ae6. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005ae6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 119.58 km, -69.3652° West, -29.7382° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 119.58 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 30/08/19 / 2019-08-30 20:37:21 / August 30, 2019 @ 8:37 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from San José de Jáchal (c. 21 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San José de Jáchal. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km NW of San Jose de Jachal, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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