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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 50 km SSW of Andalgala, Argentina



Earthquake location -27.9867S, -66.5479WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Andalgala in Argentina. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005ili. Unique identifier: us10005ili. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 159.73 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:25:42 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -66.5479° West, -27.9867° South, depth 159.73 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/05/16 / 2016-05-19 20:25:42 / May 19, 2016 @ 8:25 pm.

Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Los Altos, Tinogasta, Huillapima. Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (c. 188 800 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Huillapima (c. 7 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from La Cocha (c. 7 100 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Los Altos (c. 6 400 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 two and in the last 365 days seven 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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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. 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: 50 km SSW of Andalgala, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.5479° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.9867° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 159.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km SSW of Andalgala, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-19 20:25:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-19 20:36:22 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 400 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 3.289 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us10005ili Id of event.
Event Code 10005ili An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005ili, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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