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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 69 km E of Caucete, Argentina



Earthquake location -31.7226S, -67.5553WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.46 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 08:52:49 / February 26, 2016 @ 8:52 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004svb. Id of event: us10004svb. The temblor was picked up at 05:52:49 / 5:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -67.5553° West, latitude -31.7226° South, depth = 32.46 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Pocito, Albardón, Villa Paula de Sarmiento (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 69 km E of Caucete, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -67.5553° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7226° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km E of Caucete, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-26 08:52:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 09:11:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.979 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us10004svb Id of event.
Event Code 10004svb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004svb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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