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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Yuto in Argentina

Earthquake location -23.5414S, -64.605WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Yuto in Argentina. Exact location of event, longitude -64.605 West, latitude -23.5414 South, depth = 9.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:52:49 / 3:52 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000421x. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000421x. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.63 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/11/15 / 2015-11-29 18:52:49 / November 29, 2015 @ 6:52 pm.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Apolinario Saravia, San Salvador de Jujuy, Palpalá (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from San Salvador de Jujuy (c. 305 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from San Ramón de la Nueva Orán (c. 74 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from San Pedro (c. 58 400 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Libertador General San Martín (c. 49 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Palpalá (c. 48 200 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Embarcación (c. 24 000 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Fraile Pintado (c. 13 700 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Humahuaca (c. 11 400 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 17 km NW of Yuto, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.605° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.5414° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km NW of Yuto, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-29 18:52:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-29 19:26:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6 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 540 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 4.071 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 33 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000421x Id of event.
Event Code 1000421x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000421x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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