Earthquake Measuring 5.4 Rocks Argentina

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A vital trembler was reported by a United States Geological Survey (USGS) on Sept. 28, 2015, following a array of tremors in South America. Today’s seismic activity so far has constructed a 5.4 bulk earthquake, 32 miles northwest of San Antonio de Los Cobres, Argentina. During a final 10 days, a adjoining countries of Argentina and Chile have gifted tremors measuring between 5.4 and 6.6 on a Richter Scale. Also, this morning, Honduras, that is approximately 3900 miles north of Argentina gifted 5.1 bulk tremor, usually 30 mins earlier.

The seismic activity occurred on a Nazca image region, that includes a offshore image that has been jarring Chile’s coastal city, Coquimbo, for a past several weeks. The largest shock totalled an 8.3 on a Richter Scale Sept. 17, 2015. CNN reported one million people were evacuated before this earthquake, that also put a segment on a tsunami watch, as distant divided as New Zealand, over 6,000 miles from a epicenter.

According to Earthquake Track, a Nazca tectonic image segment has gifted 116 tremors in a final year. This image is located in a Ring Of Fire, which includes the coastal areas of Chile, Central America, a Western coastal segment of North America and a islands in a Pacific Ocean, including Japan. The largest totalled upheaval occurred in 1960, off a seashore of Chile, during a 9.5 on a Richter Scale.

By Cathy Milne

Sources:
United States Geological Survey: M5.4 – 51km NW of San Antonio de Los Cobres, Argentina
SMS Tsunami Warning: Earthquakes – occurrence
Earthquake Report: Latest earthquakes in a world
Featured Photo Courtesy of Alexis’ Pixabay Page – CC0 Public Domain License

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