A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.12 km (79 miles). The temblor was detected at 07:23:04 / 7:23 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us6000bh03. Event ids that are associated: us6000bh03. Exact location, longitude -69.1433° West, latitude -31.3769° South, depth = 127.12 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/20 / 2020-08-19 07:23:04 / August 19, 2020 @ 7:23 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 60 km (37 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Santa Lucía (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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