5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Argentina

52km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 52 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (32 miles). Unique identifier: us10005bwt. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005bwt. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 176.94 km (110 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:13:50 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 10:13:50 / April 27, 2016 @ 10:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8362 West, latitude -24.1621 South, depth = 176.94 km.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/04/27/moderate-earthquake-5-2-mag-was-detected-near-san-antonio-de-los-cobres-in-argentina/

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