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Small earthquake hits Buenos Aires during G-20 Summit

Friday, November 30th 2018 - 17:22 UTC
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Buenos Aires has become some sort of a ghost town due to the summit Buenos Aires has become some sort of a ghost town due to the summit
Alejandro Giuliano explained that ”The seismographs detected it: it was a small earthquake. Alejandro Giuliano explained that ”The seismographs detected it: it was a small earthquake.

Argentina's National Institute of Seismic Prevention (INPRES) recorded an earthquake rated at 3.8 on the Richter scale at 10.27 am Friday in the city of Buenos Aires and its surroundings, it was reported.

The 30-second shakeup was 25 kilometers deep with its epicenter 32 kilometers south of Buenos Aires and 50 kilometers west of La Plata and 140 kilometers east of Chivilcoy, according to the specialists, who agreed such an occurrence is extremely rare in the region.

INPRES Director Alejandro Giuliano explained that “The seismographs detected it: it was a small earthquake.”

But while some people in the affected areas claim to have felt it, it went completely unnoticed for many others. According to social media postings, most people reporting “the earth moved” were from the southern suburbs and some others from the north suburbs, but no significant repercussions were traced to the downtown where the world's top leaders convene.

Buenos Aires has become some sort if a ghost town, particularly in the areas sealed off by the security operation underway due to the G-20 Summit.

Friday was turned into a national holiday so that people could have a long weekend to stay away from the barricaded streets where identification and proof of residence is required to go through.

“I'd suggest all those who can leave for the weekend do it,” Security Minister Patricia Bullrich said earlier this week. And she was heard.

 

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  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    “I have it from a reliable source...”

    My “reliable source” says that the seismic effect was caused by Trump trumping. ;-)

    Nov 30th, 2018 - 06:09 pm +1
  • Tr0lListic_Approach

    The best caption possible was this?

    “The seismographs detected it: it was a small earthquake.”

    I have it from a reliable source that the first earthquake in almost a century within the Greater BA metropolitan area was Mother Earth's valiant attempt do every living creature on the planet a favor by cracking the ground open and swallow a bunch of foreigners posing for a photo at just around the same time. Her effort to save us all is duly noted.

    Nov 30th, 2018 - 05:51 pm 0
  • imoyaro

    My “reliable source” has it that the tremor was caused by “Chopper the Ucumar,” using his prodigiously sized lower appendages to ruin a photo op for the summit. I'm sure he's quite proud of his work...

    Dec 02nd, 2018 - 08:23 am 0
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