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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Caucete in Argentina

Earthquake location -32.0657S, -68.2729WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Caucete in Argentina. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/11/16 / 2016-11-13 17:52:53 / November 13, 2016 @ 5:52 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:52:53 / 2:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.98 km (80 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.2729° West, -32.0657° South, depth 128.98 km. Unique identifier: us100077cs. Ids that are associated to the event: us100077cs.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). The epicenter was 105 km (66 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Mendoza, San Martín, Albardón (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days eighteen 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km S of Caucete, Argentina. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.2729° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.0657° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km S 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 2016-11-13 17:52:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-13 18:15:13 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.5 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 0.625 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.45 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 us100077cs Id of event.
Event Code 100077cs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100077cs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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