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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 37 km NW of Anatuya, Argentina

Earthquake location -28.2565S, -63.1425WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Anatuya in Argentina. Exact location of event, longitude -63.1425 West, latitude -28.2565 South, depth = 598.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 598.02 km (372 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 16/04/19 / 2019-04-16 17:01:00 / April 16, 2019 @ 5:01 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:01:00 / 2:01 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000377f. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000377f.

The epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Añatuya (c. 20 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Quimilí (c. 11 000 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Suncho Corral (c. 6 100 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Beltrán (c. 5 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Beltrán, Quimilí, Suncho Corral.

Each 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 37 km NW of Anatuya, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -63.1425° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.2565° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 598.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NW of Anatuya, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-04-16 17:01:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-04-16 17:21:07 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 5.5 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 34 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 us7000377f Id of event.
Event Code 7000377f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000377f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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