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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 47 km SW of Andalgala, Argentina

Earthquake location -27.9196S, -66.6127WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Andalgala in Argentina. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/05/19 / 2019-05-24 20:15:59 / May 24, 2019 @ 8:15 pm. Event id: us60003rvz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003rvz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 147.56 km (92 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -66.6127° West, latitude -27.9196° South, depth = 147.56 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 17:15:59 / 5:15 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Cocha, Fiambalá, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Argentina (c. 41 343 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 102 km (63 miles) from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca (c. 188 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Tinogasta (c. 14 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Andalgalá (c. 14 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Arauco (c. 13 700 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Fiambalá (c. 8 100 pop), 104 km (64 miles) from La Cocha (c. 7 100 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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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 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: 47 km SW of Andalgala, Argentina.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -66.6127° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -27.9196° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 147.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km SW of Andalgala, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-24 20:15:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-24 20:36:24 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 416 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 2.484 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 26 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 us60003rvz Id of event.
Event Code 60003rvz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003rvz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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