A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Pocito in Argentina. Exact location of earthquake, -68.863° West, -31.8026° South, depth 16.51 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 16.51 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:51:53 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 03:51:53 / January 19, 2021 @ 3:51 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000d19c. Event ids that are associated: us7000d19c.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, Caucete, San Martín (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km WSW of Pocito, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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