A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Vinchina in Argentina on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 20:32:52 / January 15, 2016 @ 8:32 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us10004eym. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004eym. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -67.8848° West, -28.495° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 17:32:52 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arauco, Fiambalá, Chilecito. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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