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A 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit Salta Province in Argentina on Monday. The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported that this earthquake struck near Oran in the Departamento de Orán, Salta. Read more about the recent incident: Argentina hit by 5.7 magnitude earthquake in this article.
This seismic event occurred at a depth of 549 km beneath the epicenter, deep within the Earth’s crust. The earthquake occurred on the evening of Monday, October 9th, 2023, at 9:13 pm local time. The quake’s impact may have been somewhat reduced due to its considerable depth beneath the Earth’s surface, making it feel less intense.
It’s important to note that the specific magnitude, epicenter location, and depth of the earthquake may be subject to revisions as seismologists analyze data and refine their calculations or as additional reports come in.
Towns and cities near the earthquake’s epicenter may have experienced mild tremors. These areas include Embarcacion, with a population of 24,000, located 66 km from the epicenter; Oran, with a population of 74,100, situated 89 km away; Apolinario Saravia, with a population of 8,600, approximately 93 km away; Libertador General San Martin, with a population of 49,300, about 116 km away; General Mosconi, with a population of 19,800, approximately 118 km away; Tartagal, with a population of 60,800, roughly 127 km away; and San Pedro de Jujuy, with a population of 58,400, situated approximately 139 km from the epicenter.
Argentina, hit by 5.7 magnitude earthquake, serves as a reminder of the Earth’s dynamic nature. While it may have caused minimal impact in this instance, it underscores the importance of ongoing seismic monitoring and preparedness in regions prone to such events. Our thoughts are with the affected communities as they assess the situation and work to ensure the safety and well-being of their residents.