A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 21 kilometers (13 miles) from San Martín in Argentina on Wednesday. The temblor was reported at 03:22:26 / 3:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/07/20 / 2020-07-15 03:22:26 / July 15, 2020 @ 3:22 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 101.6 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000anrm. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000anrm. Exact location of event, longitude -68.294 West, latitude -31.3594 South, depth = 101.6 km.
Event epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pocito, Nueve de Julio, Caucete (min 5000 pop).
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-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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.
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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: 21 km ENE of San Martín, Argentina.
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