A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:40:52 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/12/20 / 2020-12-28 02:40:52 / December 28, 2020 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -69.0296 West, latitude -31.3772 South, depth = 116.66 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d3k3. Id of event: us6000d3k3. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116.66 km (72 miles).
Event epicenter was 50 km (31 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Pocito (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 34 km NW of Villa Basilio Nievas, Argentina.
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