A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Pocito in Argentina on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -68.8402° West, latitude -31.8411° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us7000d18w. Event ids that are associated: us7000d18w. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 03:08:30 / January 19, 2021 @ 3:08 am. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:08:30 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, Caucete, San Martín (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-five 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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