A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/05/20 / 2020-05-26 19:26:04 / May 26, 2020 @ 7:26 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 108 km, -68.2211° West, -31.6992° South. The temblor was picked up at 16:26:04 / 4:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60009zgg. Event ids that are associated: us60009zgg. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 108 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Albardón, San Martín, Chimbas (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 7 km SE of Caucete, Argentina.
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