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A 4.8-magnitude earthquake strikes San Juan, Argentina.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

Minutes ago, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported that a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck Departamento de Ullum, 47 km north of San Juan, Departamento de Capital, San Juan, Argentina at an intermediate depth of 137km.

As is usual, the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports.

Towns or cities that might have felt a weak shaking include Albardon (pop. 20,400) located 37 km from the epicenter, San Martin (pop. 10,100) 37 km away, Chimbas (pop. 73,800) 41 km away, Villa Paula de Sarmiento (pop. 19,100) 42 km away, San Juan (pop. 447,000) 47 km away, Santa Lucia (pop. 43,600) 48 km away, Pocito (pop. 41,000) 61 km away, and Caucete (pop. 33,600) 69 km away.

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