A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Caimancito in Argentina. The epicenter was at a depth of 35.69 km (22 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -64.6913 West, latitude -23.6968 South, depth = 35.69 km. Unique identifier: us6000d7xt. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000d7xt. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/01/21 / 2021-01-13 06:27:15 / January 13, 2021 @ 6:27 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:27:15 / 6:27 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from San Salvador de Jujuy (c. 305 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Ramón de la Nueva Orán (c. 74 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San Pedro (c. 58 400 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Libertador General San Martín (c. 49 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Palpalá (c. 48 200 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Embarcación (c. 24 000 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Fraile Pintado (c. 13 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Humahuaca, San Salvador de Jujuy, Palpalá (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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six 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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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. 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: 11 km WNW of Caimancito, Argentina.
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