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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Caimancito in Argentina

Earthquake location -23.5624S, -64.6939WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Caimancito in Argentina. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.6939 West, latitude -23.5624 South, depth = 21.1 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/12/15 / 2015-12-05 02:10:02 / December 5, 2015 @ 2:10 am. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:10:02 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.1 km (13 miles). Unique identifier: us1000448u. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000448u.

Event epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from San Salvador de Jujuy (c. 305 900 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from San Ramón de la Nueva Orán (c. 74 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Pedro (c. 58 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Libertador General San Martín (c. 49 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Palpalá (c. 48 200 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Embarcación (c. 24 000 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Fraile Pintado (c. 13 700 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Palpalá, San Salvador de Jujuy, Humahuaca (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 22 km NNW of Caimancito, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.6939° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.5624° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km NNW of Caimancito, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-05 02:10:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-05 02:34:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level 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 416 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 3.996 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 29 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 us1000448u Id of event.
Event Code 1000448u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000448u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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