A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Chilecito in Argentina. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116.62 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 14:00:31 / February 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm. Id of earthquake: us20008meg. Event ids that are associated: us20008meg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0086 West, latitude -29.2397 South, depth = 116.62 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:00:31 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chilecito (min 5000 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. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 50 km W of Chilecito, Argentina.
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