A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from San Jose de Jachal in Argentina. Event id: us2000atms. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atms. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.9926° West, -30.7578° South, depth 123.74 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:25:53 / 2:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.74 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 17:25:53 / September 23, 2017 @ 5:25 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Lucía, San Juan, Villa Paula de Sarmiento (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San José de Jáchal (c. 21 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Martín (c. 10 100 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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 62 km SSW of San Jose de Jachal, Argentina.
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