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Moderate earthquake: M5.5 quake has struck near San Martin in Argentina

Earthquake location -33.6488S, -68.7982WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from San Martin in Argentina on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us600043h2. Ids that are associated to the event: us600043h2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 149.27 km (93 miles). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:23:26 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/06/19 / 2019-06-20 01:23:26 / June 20, 2019 @ 1:23 am. Exact location of event, longitude -68.7982 West, latitude -33.6488 South, depth = 149.27 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Mendoza, San Martín (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Mendoza (c. 876 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from San Martín (c. 82 500 pop). Close 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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 70 km SSW of San Martin, Argentina.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.7982° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.6488° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 149.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km SSW of San Martin, Argentina Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-06-20 01:23:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-20 01:38:41 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.449 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 466 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 1.037 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us600043h2 Id of event.
Event Code 600043h2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600043h2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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