A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008tv2. Id of event: us70008tv2. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:56:40 / 10:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/04/20 / 2020-04-11 13:56:40 / April 11, 2020 @ 1:56 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 141.11 km (88 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.5783 West, latitude -31.483 South, depth = 141.11 km.
Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Albardón, Chimbas, San Juan. Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (61 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 23 km (15 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 23 km SW of Calingasta, Argentina.
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