A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Andalgala in Argentina. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005ili. Unique identifier: us10005ili. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 159.73 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:25:42 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.5479° West, -27.9867° South, depth 159.73 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/16 / 2016-05-19 20:25:42 / May 19, 2016 @ 8:25 pm.
Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Altos, Tinogasta, Huillapima. Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (c. 188 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Huillapima (c. 7 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from La Cocha (c. 7 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Los Altos (c. 6 400 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 two and in the last 365 days seven 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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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 50 km SSW of Andalgala, Argentina.
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