A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Andalgalá in Argentina on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 152.19 km, -66.3767° West, -27.8873° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c701. Id of event: us6000c701. 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 152.19 km (95 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 08:55:50 / October 9, 2020 @ 8:55 am. The temblor was detected at 08:55:50 / 8:55 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (c. 188 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Aguilares (c. 32 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Huillapima (c. 7 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from La Cocha (c. 7 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Los Altos (c. 6 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Capayán, Huillapima, Graneros (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 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 eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 34 km S of Andalgalá, Argentina.
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