A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 19:19:01 / January 23, 2021 @ 7:19 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:19:01 / 7:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.8721° West, -31.75° South, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us7000d2qj. Event ids that are associated: us7000d2qj.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calingasta, Caucete, San Martín (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 40 km (25 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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