A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Cafayate in Argentina. Exact location of earthquake, -66.6844° West, -26.06° South, depth 31.99 km. Id of earthquake: us70009liw. Event ids that are associated: us70009liw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.99 km (20 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 10:42:09 / May 20, 2020 @ 10:42 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:42:09 / 7:42 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Cafayate (c. 11 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cafayate (min 5000 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 70 km W of Cafayate, Argentina.
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