A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina. The temblor was picked up at 17:45:18 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 103.99 km (65 miles). Global time and date of event 24/11/20 / 2020-11-24 17:45:18 / November 24, 2020 @ 5:45 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000cs2n. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cs2n. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.774 West, latitude -31.5989 South, depth = 103.99 km.
Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, Caucete, Nueve de Julio (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 6 km SW of Villa Basilio Nievas, Argentina.
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