A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Caimancito in Argentina. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6939 West, latitude -23.5624 South, depth = 21.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/15 / 2015-12-05 02:10:02 / December 5, 2015 @ 2:10 am. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:10:02 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.1 km (13 miles). Unique identifier: us1000448u. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000448u.
Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from San Salvador de Jujuy (c. 305 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Ramón de la Nueva Orán (c. 74 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Pedro (c. 58 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Libertador General San Martín (c. 49 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Palpalá (c. 48 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Embarcación (c. 24 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Fraile Pintado (c. 13 700 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palpalá, San Salvador de Jujuy, Humahuaca (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 22 km NNW of Caimancito, Argentina.
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