A earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from El Galpon in Argentina. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 11:33:09 / October 17, 2015 @ 11:33 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003pc9. Unique identifier: us10003pc9. The epicenter was at a depth of 17.86 km (11 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.4355° West, latitude -25.4791° South, depth = 17.86 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:33:09 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Joaquín V. González (c. 19 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from El Quebrachal (c. 10 200 pop), 115 km (72 miles) from El Carril (c. 9 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Las Lajitas (c. 9 200 pop), 117 km (72 miles) from Taco Pozo (c. 8 500 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Chicoana (c. 8 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from El Galpón (c. 8 400 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Trancas (c. 6 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trancas, Chicoana, Taco Pozo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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