A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Villa Basilio Nievas in Argentina. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ddi8. Id of event: us6000ddi8. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/01/21 / 2021-01-31 23:20:49 / January 31, 2021 @ 11:20 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -68.9415° West, latitude -31.7823° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was detected at 23:20:49 / 11:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calingasta, Caucete, San Martín. Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 47 km (29 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 50 km (31 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 two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 32 km SW of Villa Basilio Nievas, Argentina.
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