Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 76 km NW of Vinchina, Argentina


Earthquake location -28.2814S, -68.7651WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 76 km NW of Vinchina, Argentina (47 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:57:36 / 12:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.7651 West, latitude -28.2814 South, depth = 113.88 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/20 / 2020-10-18 00:57:36 / October 18, 2020 @ 12:57 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113.88 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c92h. Unique identifier: us6000c92h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 76 km NW of Vinchina, Argentina.

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