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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near San Jose de Jachal in Argentina

Earthquake location -30.7578S, -68.9926WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from San Jose de Jachal in Argentina. Event id: us2000atms. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000atms. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.9926° West, -30.7578° South, depth 123.74 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:25:53 / 2:25 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.74 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 17:25:53 / September 23, 2017 @ 5:25 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Santa Lucía, San Juan, Villa Paula de Sarmiento (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from San José de Jáchal (c. 21 000 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 93 km (57 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from San Martín (c. 10 100 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 twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 62 km SSW of San Jose de Jachal, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.9926° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.7578° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km SSW of San Jose de Jachal, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-23 17:25:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-23 17:54:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 9 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.2 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 403 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 0.828 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000atms Id of event.
Event Code 2000atms An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000atms, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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