A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Pocito in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.809° West, -31.7946° South, depth 17.57 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:37:46 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 03:37:46 / January 19, 2021 @ 3:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.57 km (11 miles). Unique identifier: us7000d194. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d194.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, Caucete, San Martín (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 52 km (33 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 24 km WSW of Pocito, Argentina.
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