A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Belen in Argentina on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us70005laf. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005laf. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 148.33 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -66.7271° West, latitude -27.9112° South, depth = 148.33 km. The temblor was reported at 16:43:22 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/09/19 / 2019-09-25 19:43:22 / September 25, 2019 @ 7:43 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Fiambalá, Tinogasta, Arauco (min 5000 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 seventeen 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 quakes 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: 41 km SE of Belen, Argentina.
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