A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Tartagal in Argentina. Exact location of event, longitude -64.2059 West, latitude -22.3818 South, depth = 9.15 km. Id of earthquake: us10005j84. Event ids that are associated: us10005j84. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.15 km (6 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 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:20:42 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 12:20:42 / May 22, 2016 @ 12:20 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tarija, Embarcación, San Ramón de la Nueva Orán. Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 108 km (67 miles) from Tarija (c. 159 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yacuiba (c. 82 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Ramón de la Nueva Orán (c. 74 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tartagal (c. 60 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Embarcación (c. 24 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from General Enrique Mosconi (c. 19 800 pop).
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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km WNW of Tartagal, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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