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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Chilecito in Argentina



Earthquake location -29.2397S, -68.0086WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Chilecito in Argentina. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116.62 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 14:00:31 / February 25, 2017 @ 2:00 pm. Id of earthquake: us20008meg. Event ids that are associated: us20008meg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.0086 West, latitude -29.2397 South, depth = 116.62 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:00:31 / 11:00 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Chilecito (c. 42 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Chilecito (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every 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 five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km W of Chilecito, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.0086° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.2397° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 116.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km W of Chilecito, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-25 14:00:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-25 14:20:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 433 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 1.959 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.05 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 47 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 us20008meg Id of event.
Event Code 20008meg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008meg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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