A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Yuto in Argentina. Exact location of event, longitude -64.605 West, latitude -23.5414 South, depth = 9.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:52:49 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000421x. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000421x. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.63 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/11/15 / 2015-11-29 18:52:49 / November 29, 2015 @ 6:52 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Apolinario Saravia, San Salvador de Jujuy, Palpalá (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from San Salvador de Jujuy (c. 305 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Ramón de la Nueva Orán (c. 74 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Pedro (c. 58 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Libertador General San Martín (c. 49 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Palpalá (c. 48 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Embarcación (c. 24 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Fraile Pintado (c. 13 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Humahuaca (c. 11 400 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 17 km NW of Yuto, Argentina.
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