Strong 6.2 mag earthquake occurred near Chilecito in Argentina

A earthquake magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Chilecito in Argentina. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 100.59 km (63 miles). The 6.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:01:00 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter), according to earthquakenewstoday.com

A tsunami warning has not been issued. Exact location of event, depth 100.59 km, -67.4908° West, -28.9232° South. Global time and date of event 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 14:01:00 / November 13, 2016 @ 2:01 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina. Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tinogasta, La Rioja, Arauco. The epicenter was 82 km from La Rioja, 27 km from Chilecito,96 km from Tinogasta, 78 km from Arauco.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

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