A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Zonda in Argentina. 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 23:13:11 / 11:13 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 102.38 km (64 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 02:13:11 / February 29, 2020 @ 2:13 am. Exact location of event, depth 102.38 km, -68.7594° West, -31.4777° South. Unique identifier: us600086p5. Ids that are associated to the event: us600086p5.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, Caucete, Nueve de Julio (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). The epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 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 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 was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 8 km NNW of Zonda, Argentina.
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