A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.1371 West, latitude -30.8938 South, depth = 113.94 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 02:21:39 / December 14, 2020 @ 2:21 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cqvt. Id of event: us7000cqvt. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 113.94 km (71 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:21:39 / 2:21 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from San José de Jáchal (c. 21 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Santa Lucía, San Juan, Villa Paula de Sarmiento (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 55 km NNE of Calingasta, Argentina.
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