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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 27 km SSW of El Hoyo, Argentina



Earthquake location -27.2538S, -63.3462WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from El Hoyo in Argentina. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 563.02 km (350 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us100076d3. Unique identifier: us100076d3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/11/16 / 2016-11-08 23:30:21 / November 8, 2016 @ 11:30 pm. The temblor was picked up at 20:30:21 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 563.02 km, -63.3462° West, -27.2538° South.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quimilí, Beltrán, Campo Gallo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 101 km (63 miles) from Quimilí (c. 11 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Clodomira (c. 9 000 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Suncho Corral (c. 6 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Campo Gallo (c. 5 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Beltrán (c. 5 300 pop).

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

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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: 27 km SSW of El Hoyo, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.3462° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.2538° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 563.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SSW of El Hoyo, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-08 23:30:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-08 23:50:57 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 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 5.174 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us100076d3 Id of event.
Event Code 100076d3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100076d3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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