A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Pocito in Argentina on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -68.8567 West, latitude -31.8866 South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us7000d1ai. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1ai. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 06:04:12 / 6:04 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 06:04:12 / January 19, 2021 @ 6:04 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, San Martín, Caucete (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 34 km SW of Pocito, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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