A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from El Galpón in Argentina. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:16:14 / 12:16 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 00:16:14 / October 18, 2020 @ 12:16 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -65.073 West, latitude -25.2396 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us6000c92b. Event ids that are associated: us6000c92b.
The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Salta (c. 512 700 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Joaquín V. González (c. 19 200 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from El Carril (c. 9 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Chicoana (c. 8 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from El Galpón (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Joaquín V. González, Salta, Chicoana. 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km WNW of El Galpón, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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