A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from La Puerta de San Jose in Argentina. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/04/17 / 2017-04-20 21:24:27 / April 20, 2017 @ 9:24 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10008je7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008je7. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 126.04 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 126.04 km, -67.2544° West, -27.5162° South. The temblor was detected at 18:24:27 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Andalgalá, Tinogasta, Fiambalá (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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: 23 km W of La Puerta de San Jose, Argentina.
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