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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 43 km NE of Vinchina, Argentina

Earthquake location -28.495S, -67.8848WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Vinchina in Argentina on Friday. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/01/16 / 2016-01-15 20:32:52 / January 15, 2016 @ 8:32 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Unique identifier: us10004eym. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004eym. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -67.8848° West, -28.495° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was detected at 17:32:52 / 5:32 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Arauco, Fiambalá, Chilecito. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 seven 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: 43 km NE of Vinchina, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.8848° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.495° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km NE of Vinchina, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-15 20:32:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-15 21:32:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 1.988 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 19 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 us10004eym Id of event.
Event Code 10004eym An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004eym, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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