A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:51:21 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -69.2341 West, latitude -30.9817 South, depth = 135.24 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 135.24 km (84 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/02/20 / 2020-02-16 13:51:21 / February 16, 2020 @ 1:51 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007rbt. Id of event: us70007rbt.
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Martín (c. 10 100 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Juan, Villa Paula de Sarmiento, Chimbas. Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 42 km NNE of Calingasta, Argentina.
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