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Strong earthquake, 6 mag strikes near El Galpon in Argentina

Earthquake location -25.4791S, -64.4355WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from El Galpon in Argentina. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 11:33:09 / October 17, 2015 @ 11:33 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003pc9. Unique identifier: us10003pc9. The epicenter was at a depth of 17.86 km (11 miles). Exact location, longitude -64.4355° West, latitude -25.4791° South, depth = 17.86 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:33:09 / 8:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Joaquín V. González (c. 19 200 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from El Quebrachal (c. 10 200 pop), 115 km (72 miles) from El Carril (c. 9 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Las Lajitas (c. 9 200 pop), 117 km (72 miles) from Taco Pozo (c. 8 500 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Chicoana (c. 8 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from El Galpón (c. 8 400 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Trancas (c. 6 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Trancas, Chicoana, Taco Pozo (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 24 km ESE of El Galpon, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.4355° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -25.4791° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km ESE of El Galpon, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-17 11:33:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-17 11:57:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 7 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.13 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 557 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 4.243 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003pc9 Id of event.
Event Code 10003pc9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003pc9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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