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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near San Antonio de los Cobres in Argentina



Earthquake location -24.1621S, -66.8362WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 52 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina (32 miles). Unique identifier: us10005bwt. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005bwt. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 176.94 km (110 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:13:50 / 7:13 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/16 / 2016-04-27 10:13:50 / April 27, 2016 @ 10:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -66.8362 West, latitude -24.1621 South, depth = 176.94 km.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, 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 -66.8362° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -24.1621° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 176.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km W of San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-27 10:13:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-27 10:29:15 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 1.723 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 25 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 us10005bwt Id of event.
Event Code 10005bwt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005bwt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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