5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Argentina

69km E of Caucete, Argentina

 

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.46 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 08:52:49 / February 26, 2016 @ 8:52 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004svb. Id of event: us10004svb. The temblor was picked up at 05:52:49 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.5553° West, latitude -31.7226° South, depth = 32.46 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pocito, Albardón, Villa Paula de Sarmiento (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/02/26/moderate-earthquake-5-2-mag-69-km-e-of-caucete-argentina/

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