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The governor of San Juan, Sergio Uñac
“At this moment I want to transmit calm to the families, after the earthquake we have experienced in San Juan”, was the first message from the governor of that province after the 6.4 earthquake that was felt 57 kilometers southwest of the capital and was felt in various parts of the country.
And he added: “Let us put into practice all the measures that we have learned to prevent incidents, while we are committed to knowing the impact of it to collaborate in everything necessary.”
According to the National Institute for Seismic Prevention, the earthquake occurred at 11:46 p.m. and had a depth of 8 kilometers. Shortly after, there were three aftershocks, all of lesser magnitude. The first was at 00.03, 4.4 degrees, the second at 00.37, 5.1 degrees, and the third was 4.1, at 00.51.
According to the first information, there were no significant material damages or victims. Local media reported that there were power outages in some areas of the San Juan province. San Juan police and Civil Protection personnel are carrying out a survey of the situation in the province’s departments. In many homes, especially those in height, objects fell.
The epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km SW of San Juan
For his part. the former governor of San Juan and current deputy Jose Luis Gioja He said that “the damage in the province is being evaluated.”
“Sanjuaninos and Sanjuaninas: let’s stay calm and follow what we have learned for these situations. We should not be alarmed and offer help to those who need it, “he added, through a message on social networks.
Miguel Castro, from the Mendoza Seismological Center, said this Monday night that “it really was an earthquake” and pointed out that it was similar to what happened in 1977, although he clarified that this time it occurred “in an area where there are a series of active faults that belong to the Pie de Palo Valley, which is very active.”
“A fault that rises to the surface is also very close and is located in the San Juan River. In other words, the province has these very active faults in this region. It is practically in the town of Pocitos, which is inhabited, “he warned in statements made to TN Likewise, the expert specified that “the magnitude being so great and the depth so small, it has been perceived with such
As soon as the earthquake occurred, social networks were filled with videos and photos that showed the tremor caused by the earthquake, which was felt in Mendoza, Córdoba and other parts of the country.
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