A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Pocito in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 04:01:42 / January 19, 2021 @ 4:01 am. Event id: us7000d19e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d19e. Exact location of event, depth 14.91 km, -68.8061° West, -31.8069° South. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:01:42 / 4:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 14.91 km (9 miles).
Event epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calingasta, Caucete, San Martín (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 seven, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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