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G20: A Mild Earthquake Hit Southern Buenos Aires Moments after Opening Ceremony

National Institute of Seismic Prevention reported a 3.8 magnitude earthquake

By | [email protected] | November 30, 2018 11:53am

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The National Institute of Seismic Prevention confirmed an earthquake of 3.8º on the Richter Scale which struck 32 kilometers to the south of the city at 10:27 AM, right as President Macri was getting ready to welcome the G20 world leaders in Costa Salguero, in the neighborhood of Palermo.

(Source: INPRES)

The phenomenon was felt strongly in La Plata and the southern areas of the outskirts of Buenos Aires, especially in Turdera, Quilmes, Berazategui and Florencio Varela. It is likely that it didn’t affect the area where the heads of state are meeting.

Image of the area of impact from 3.8 earthquake

Magnitude: M 3.8
Date time 2018-11-30 13:27:38.0 UTC
Location 34.90 S ; 58.48 W
Depth 25 km
Distances 33 km S of Buenos Aires, Argentina / pop: 13,077,000 / local time: 10:27:38.0 2018-11-30
25 km SE of Pontevedra, Argentina / pop: 33,600 / local time: 10:27:38.0 2018-11-30

Around 10:30 AM, social media messages surfaced with people freaking out about the fact that the ground was shaking, especially among residents of La Plata, a city 50 kilometers to the south of Buenos Aires.

The Civil Defense of La Plata confirmed that they received a large number of complaints from neighbors concerned about this phenomenon. No one has been reported to have been injured by the tremors at current.

This is a developing story and will be updated.