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A 3.8 degree earthquake occurred 32 miles south of Buenos Aires



Before the start of the G20, the 3.8-magnitude earthquake of the Richter scale was strongly felt in La Plata and in the southern zone of Conurban, which also hit the city of Buenos Aires, the National Institute for Seismic Prevention (INPRES) reported.

Neighbors TUrdera, Quilmes, Berazategui, Florencio Varela, Longchamps, Aldo Bonzi and Monte Grande They were the first to warn of tremor in social networks.

About 10.30 AM – People still did not have official information – Twitter is flooded of the allusive message and all sorts of hypotheses were released, especially from the southern neighbors.

In the south, the roofs, the walls and the glass of the house shivered, and in many cases they painted hanging on the walls, and the police shelves fell down, network users said.

He pointed out Irene Pérez, a geologist from INPRES TN that "it is not customary for the Earth to move to Buenos Aires" because these earthquakes "show a very wide and weak intensity."

The expert said that minimal tremor did not cause any damage and that vibration "had to do with plate motion".

Referring to the latest seismic movements registered in Buenos Aires, the geologist recalled it "On August 9, 2016, an event of similar characteristics occurred in the Guam area and also had a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter scale"There was another one "November 7, 2016, size 4."

On the other hand, INPRES's chief, Alejandro Giuliano, added: "It is believed that the eastern part of Argentina is very high, but it is not true that reduced seismicity." According to specialized sources More than 10,000 earthquakes such as this are registered annually across the planet.

Consulted by Infobae, from La Plate Civil Defense have confirmed that they received a large number of neighbors' complaints about this geological phenomenon.

In fact, in Buenos Aires, at the Penitentiary – located on the street at Calle 6 no. 122 – Ground floor floors were cracked with tremor although there was no damage to the structure of the building, reported from the infrastructure in Buenos Aires. However, guards were available for the earthquake.

Meanwhile in Buenos Aires, official sources said there were no calls to quell the earthquake or seek help in that regard.

On the other hand, the National Integrated Risk Management System (SINAGIR) reported that there was no injury, emergency evacuation or significant material damage. In any case, a specialized team continues to monitor the area on a preventative basis.

In addition, the population was informed that the event did not change normal activities and, within the G20 Leaders Summit, located in Buenos Aires, the planned activities continue their regular course.


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