A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 18:34:00 / September 6, 2020 @ 6:34 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -69.0544° West, -31.2756° South, depth 121.82 km. The temblor was detected at 18:34:00 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121.82 km (76 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us7000bj0j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bj0j.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Pocito (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 35 km E of Calingasta, Argentina.
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