A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from El Hoyo in Argentina. Exact location of event, longitude -63.3931 West, latitude -27.0186 South, depth = 560.43 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:11:29 / 6:11 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/01/20 / 2020-01-23 21:11:29 / January 23, 2020 @ 9:11 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007e4x. Id of event: us60007e4x. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 560.43 km (348 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 96 km (59 miles) from Clodomira (c. 9 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Suncho Corral (c. 6 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Campo Gallo (c. 5 500 pop), 112 km (69 miles) from Beltrán (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Beltrán, Suncho Corral, Clodomira (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km W of El Hoyo, Argentina.
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