A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 23:18:26 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/20 / 2020-10-14 23:18:26 / October 14, 2020 @ 11:18 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -68.0802 West, latitude -31.7345 South, depth = 111.39 km. Event id: us6000c8dv. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8dv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111.39 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 48 km (30 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Albardón, San Martín, Chimbas.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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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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: 21 km ESE of Caucete, Argentina.
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