A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Caucete in Argentina on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005buk. Id of event: us10005buk. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 20.4 km (13 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 02:16:52 / April 27, 2016 @ 2:16 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 23:16:52 / 11:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.6428° West, latitude -31.6238° South, depth = 20.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Pocito, Albardón, Villa Paula de Sarmiento. Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 60 km (38 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 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 seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 60 km E of Caucete, Argentina.
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