A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Tinogasta in Argentina on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115.34 km (72 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/20 / 2020-03-05 06:57:42 / March 5, 2020 @ 6:57 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us600089zt. Unique identifier: us600089zt. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -67.5044 West, latitude -28.4144 South, depth = 115.34 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:57:42 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chilecito, Fiambalá, Arauco. Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop). 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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