A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 02:20:11 / October 15, 2020 @ 2:20 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.9084 West, latitude -31.5505 South, depth = 106.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c8ev. Id of event: us6000c8ev. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.44 km (66 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:20:11 / 2:20 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caucete, Calingasta, Nueve de Julio (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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