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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 21 km SE of Calingasta, Argentina

Earthquake location -31.4553S, -69.2323WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Calingasta in Argentina on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.2323 West, latitude -31.4553 South, depth = 109.26 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 109.26 km (68 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/19 / 2019-05-16 00:32:14 / May 16, 2019 @ 12:32 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:32:14 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70003lxa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003lxa.

Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from San Juan (c. 447 000 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Chimbas (c. 73 800 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Santa Lucía (c. 43 600 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Pocito (c. 41 000 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Caucete (c. 33 600 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Albardón (c. 20 400 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Villa Paula de Sarmiento (c. 19 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Caucete, Nueve de Julio, Santa Lucía (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fourteen 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.

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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. 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: 21 km SE of Calingasta, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.2323° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.4553° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 109.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SE of Calingasta, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-16 00:32:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-16 00:51:18 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 0.476 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us70003lxa Id of event.
Event Code 70003lxa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003lxa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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