An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 was registered in Santiago del Estero
An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale was registered this afternoon in the province of Santiago del Estero. According to initial information, detailed by the website of the National Institute for Seismic Prevention (Inpres), it happened at 6:38 p.m. and at a depth of 580 km. So far no damage or casualties have been reported.
The detail published by the portal specifies that the epicenter of the earthquake was found 173 kilometers northeast of the city of Santiago del Estero, 195 kilometers east of San Miguel de Tucumán and 44 kilometers west of Campo Gallo.
According to sources from the Fire Department and Police of the city of Santiago del Estero informed Infobae, the earthquake did not cause damage and no alerts or calls were received for any type of emergency.
Information published by the National Institute for Seismic Prevention (Inpres)
The most recent that a similar event was recorded was last Wednesday, November 3, when an earthquake measuring 5.8 degrees on the Richter scale was registered in the early morning in the province of Mendoza and was even felt in Chile. It was also a report from the National Institute for Seismic Prevention (Inpres) and the National Emergency Office of the Ministry of the Interior and Public Security (Onemi) of the neighboring country.
On that occasion, the strong earthquake of 122 kilometers occurred at 00.17.46 and had its epicenter 7 kilometers north of Las Cuevas, on the border with Chile.
The earthquake was also perceived in the city of Mendoza, where the Modified Mercalli Intensity was located at IV, which is when the objects oscillate.
It could also be perceived in the neighboring province of San Juan, with an intensity of III to IV, which means that it was perceived by some people at rest and there were hanging objects that oscillated.
On the Chilean side they felt it between the regions of Coquimbo and Maule.
El Calafate, a city in which an earthquake was also registered last October (Secretary of Tourism of El Calafate)
October was also a month in which earthquakes of this type were recorded. One of 5.7 degrees occurred at 4.55 on Wednesday the 13th in the Patagonian region, with an epicenter in Chile, near the city of Puerto Natales, although it was also felt in El Calafate, in Argentina, reported today the National Seismological Center of the University of Chile.
For its part, the National Institute for Seismic Prevention of Argentina (Inpres), detailed on that occasion that the earthquake also had its greatest impact 4 kilometers northeast of El Calafate, in Santa Cruz. However, in Argentina, the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.5, and it was also felt in Río Gallegos, located 256 kilometers from the epicenter.
According to information from the Chilean organization, the earthquake occurred 161 km north of Puerto Natales and at a depth of 23.9 km.
Some neighbors, consulted by Telam, said that day that “amid the whistling of the wind a great noise was heard and then the tremor that lasted longer than usual.”
“This has always been an area of tremors; but this time it was stronger, ”another villager told this agency; While, through social networks, merchants showed the gondolas with fallen and broken products, and National Highway workers offered images of the state of the route to the Perito Moreno National Park.
Three days before that earthquake, another 4.2 magnitude on the Richter scale was also recorded, with an epicenter 47 kilometers northwest of the Jujuy town of Susques, in the Puna region. It happened at night without material damage being reported, sources from the provincial government and the National Institute for Seismic Prevention (Inpres) reported then.
According to what was reported by the national body, through its website, the earthquake reached a depth of 251 kilometers and occurred at 8:21 p.m. It was recorded 188 kilometers northwest of San Salvador de Jujuy and 231 kilometers northwest of the city of Salta, Inpres detailed.
“At the moment no material damage of any kind has been reported,” the Jujuy Emergency Director, Guillermo Siri, told Télam at the time.
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