A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. Unique identifier: us6000c929. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c929. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 00:04:26 / 12:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 118.46 km (74 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 00:04:26 / October 18, 2020 @ 12:04 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.5308 West, latitude -31.5265 South, depth = 118.46 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Calingasta (c. 8 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calingasta.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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