A earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was reported 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Pocito in Argentina on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 02:46:21 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 02:46:21 / January 19, 2021 @ 2:46 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Pocito in Argentina (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.3 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -68.8134° West, latitude -31.8366° South, depth = 14.3 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt21019000, at00qn5ud7, us7000d18q. Id of event: us7000d18q.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendoza, Calingasta, Caucete (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 117 km (73 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 42 km (26 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), 28 km (17 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 54 km (34 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).
There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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. 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: 27 km SW of Pocito, Argentina.
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