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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag strikes near Tartagal in Argentina

Earthquake location -22.3818S, -64.2059WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Tartagal in Argentina. Exact location of event, longitude -64.2059 West, latitude -22.3818 South, depth = 9.15 km. Id of earthquake: us10005j84. Event ids that are associated: us10005j84. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.15 km (6 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 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:20:42 / 8:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 12:20:42 / May 22, 2016 @ 12:20 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tarija, Embarcación, San Ramón de la Nueva Orán. Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop), Bolivia (c. 9 947 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 108 km (67 miles) from Tarija (c. 159 300 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Yacuiba (c. 82 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Ramón de la Nueva Orán (c. 74 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Tartagal (c. 60 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Embarcación (c. 24 000 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from General Enrique Mosconi (c. 19 800 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 four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km WNW of Tartagal, Argentina. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -64.2059° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.3818° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km WNW of Tartagal, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-22 12:20:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-22 12:39:58 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 5.68 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 465 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 3.713 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 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 us10005j84 Id of event.
Event Code 10005j84 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005j84, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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