A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cmus. Unique identifier: us7000cmus. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/12/20 / 2020-12-04 05:48:23 / December 4, 2020 @ 5:48 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.13 km (65 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.9544 West, latitude -31.3149 South, depth = 104.13 km. The temblor was reported at 05:48:23 / 5:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Pocito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km NW of Villa Basilio Nievas, Argentina.
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