A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us7000d1je. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d1je. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:07:48 / 4:07 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -68.9954° West, -31.8585° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/21 / 2021-01-20 04:07:48 / January 20, 2021 @ 4:07 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Caucete, Calingasta, San Martín (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 42 km SW of Villa Basilio Nievas, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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